From Middle English mone, from Old English mōna (“moon”), from Proto-West Germanic *mānō, from Proto-Germanic *mēnô (“moon”), from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s (“moon, month”), probably from *meh₁- (“to measure”).
Cognate with Scots mone, mune, muin (“moon”), North Frisian muun (“moon”), West Frisian moanne (“moon”), Dutch maan (“moon”), German Mond (“moon”), Danish måne (“moon”), Norwegian Bokmål måne (“moon”), Norwegian Nynorsk måne (“moon”), Swedish måne (“moon”), Icelandic máni (“moon”), Latin mēnsis (“month”). See also month, a related term within Indo-European.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /muːn/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /mun/
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- Rhymes: -uːn
- (with "the", singular only) Alternative letter-case form of Moon (“the Earth's only permanent natural satellite”).
- 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 233:
- "I suppose I may have leave to do that!" Yes, she could do that, he said, but there was no road to that place; it lay east of the sun and west of the moon, and she could never find her way there.
moon (plural moons)
- (colloquial, by extension of Moon) Any natural satellite of a planet.
- The stargazer observed the moons of Jupiter for over a year.
- That's no moon, you idiot... it's a space station!
- (literary) A month, particularly a lunar month.
- 1603, William Shakespeare, Othello:
- For since these arms of mine had seven years' pith,
Till now some nine moons wasted, they have used
Their dearest action in the tented field…
- 1737, John Brickell, The natural history of North-Carolina, page 308-309:
- They number their age by Moons or Winters, and say a Woman or a Man is so many Moons old, and so they do with all memorable Actions in life, accounting it to be so many Moons or Winters since such or such a thing happened.
- 1822, Thomas Love Peacock, Maid Marian, page 238:
- Many moons had waxed and waned when on the afternoon of a lovely summer day a lusty broad-boned knight was riding through the forest of Sherwood.
- 2002, Russell Allen, "Incantations of the Apprentice", on Symphony X, The Odyssey.
- Through eerie reach of ancient woods / Where lumbering mists arise / I journey for nines moons of the year / To where a land of legend lies
- They stayed with their aunt and uncle for many moons.
- A representation of the moon, usually as a crescent or as a circle with a face; a crescent-shaped shape, symbol, or object.
- The wizard costume was decorated with stars and moons.
- A crescent-like outwork in a fortification.
- The moons surrounding the city walls were built in the sixteenth century.
- The eighteenth trump/major arcana card of the Tarot.
- (cartomancy) The thirty-second Lenormand card.
- (card games) In hearts, the action of taking all the point cards in one hand.
- (Earth's sole natural satellite): Moon
- (natural satellite of a planet): satellite
- (month): calendar month, lunar month, month
- See also Thesaurus:moon
- ask for the moon
- beaver moon
- blood moon
- blue moon
- bomber's moon
- buck moon
- cold moon
- corn moon
- corn planting moon
- crescent moon
- egg moon
- fingernail moon
- fish moon
- flower moon
- frost moon
- full moon
- Galilean moon
- gibbous moon
- grain moon
- half moon
- hang the moon
- hare moon
- harvest moon
- honey moon
- honey moon
- howl at the moon
- hunter's moon
- know someone from the man in the moon
- know someone from the man on the moon
- man in the moon
- man on the moon
- many moons ago
- mead moon
- midsummer moon
- milk moon
- minimoon, mini-moon
- moon-blind, moonblind, moon blind
- moon bag
- moon bear
- moon blindness
- moon block
- moon boot
- moon bounce, moonbounce
- mooncake, moon cake
- moonchild, moon-child, moon child
- moon cricket
- moon daisy
- moon dog
- mooneye, moon-eye, moon eye
- moon face
- moon facies
- moon guitar
- moon illusion
- moon jelly
- moon landing
- moon language
- moonless, moon-less
- moon letter
- moonlight, moon-light
- moonlit, moon-lit
- moon madness
- moon milk
- moonmoon, moon-moon, moon moon
- moon moth
- moon on a stick
- moon pie
- moon pigeon
- moon pool, moonpool
- moonquake, moon-quake
- moon rat
- moonrise, moon-rise, moon rise
- moon rock
- moon rocket
- moon roof
- moon rune
- moonset, moon-set, moon set
- moonshine, moon-shine
- moon shot, moon-shot, moonshot
- moon sickle
- moon snail
- moon soup
- moonspeak, moon-speak
- moon tower
- moon trefoil
- moon unit
- moon zither
- new moon
- old moon
- once in a blue moon
- once in a purple moon
- over the moon
- phase of the moon
- pink moon
- promise the moon
- quarter moon
- quarternary moon
- quasimoon, quasi-moon
- rising of the moon
- rose moon
- secondary moon
- see the dark side of the moon
- shepherd moon
- shoot the moon
- sickle moon
- smuggler's moon
- snow moon
- strawberry moon
- sturgeon moon
- submoon, sub-moon
- super moon
- supermoon, super-moon
- tertiary moon
- the moon on a stick
- thumbnail moon
- thunder moon
- to the moon
- to the moon and back
- Trojan moon
- waning moon
- waxing moon
- wolf moon
- worm moon
- young moon
moon (third-person singular simple present moons, present participle mooning, simple past and past participle mooned)
- (transitive, colloquial) To display one's buttocks to, typically as a jest, insult, or protest.
- (intransitive, colloquial) To gaze at lovingly or in adoration.
- 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, 1st Australian edition, Sydney, N.S.W.: Ure Smith, published 1962, →OCLC, page 164:
- Bradly stood bewitched, mooning at the moon. Betimes he bent in a grotesque posture and looked at it between his legs, which was to rid his mind of preconceived colour values by seeing them upside down.
- (intransitive, colloquial) (usually followed by over or after) To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated with someone.
- Sarah mooned over Sam's photograph for months.
- You've been mooning after her forever; why not just ask her out?
- 2017 January 12, Jesse Hassenger, “A literal monster truck is far from the stupidest thing about Monster Trucks”, in The Onion AV Club:
- On some level, the filmmakers behind Monster Trucks must have recognized the ill fit of Till playing a teenager, because they cast Jane Levy, a 27-year-old who can pass for younger but not a decade younger, as Meredith, a nerdy classmate of Tripp’s who moons over him as she insists on making an appointment to tutor him in biology.
- To spend time idly, absent-mindedly.
- 1898, Joseph Conrad, Youth:
- We were only three on board. The poor old skipper mooned in the cabin.
- (transitive) To expose to the rays of the Moon.
- (transitive) To adorn with moons or crescents.
- (cryptocurrencies, of a coin or token) To rise in price rapidly or suddenly.
- It is impractical if a currency moons and plummets often.
- (card games) To shoot the moon.
- moon on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- natural satellite on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
From Middle High German man, from Old High German man, from Proto-Germanic *mann-. Cognate with German Mann, Dutch man, English man, Icelandic maður, Swedish man, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌽𐌰 (manna).
- Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Luserna / Lusérn: Le nostre parole / Ünsarne börtar / Unsere Wörter [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien
moon m (genitive singular mooin, no plural)
- verbal noun of moon
- mooynlagh m (“sewage”)
From Old Irish múnaid (“makes water, pisses”).
moon (past voon, future independent moonee, verbal noun moon or mooney, past participle moonit)
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possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “mún”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
- G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “múnaid”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
From Old Frisian man, from Proto-Germanic *mann-, probably ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mon-.
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