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Diana

[dahy-an-uh] /daɪˈæn ə/
noun
1.
(Princess of Wales; Lady Diana Spencer) 1961–97, former wife of Charles, Prince of Wales.
2.
an ancient Roman deity, virgin goddess of the moon and of hunting, and protector of women, identified by the Romans with the Greek Artemis.
3.
the moon personified as a goddess.
4.
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[dahy-an] /daɪˈæn/ (Show IPA)
. a female given name.
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Diana

/daɪˈænə/
noun
1.
the virginal Roman goddess of the hunt and the moon Greek counterpart Artemis
2.
title Diana, Princess of Wales, original name Lady Diana Frances Spencer. 1961–97, she married Charles, Prince of Wales, in 1981; they were divorced in 1996: died in a car crash
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Word Origin and History for Diana

c.1200, ancient Italian goddess of the moon, patroness of virginity and hunting, later identified with Greek Artemis, and through her with eastern goddesses such as Diana of Ephesus. The name is earlier Diviana, from *diw-yo-, from PIE root *dyeu- "to shine" (see Zeus).

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The Roman name of Artemis, the goddess of the hunt and the moon.

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