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[ ahr-tuh-mis ]
/ ˈɑr tə mɪs /


Also called Cynthia. an ancient Greek goddess, the daughter of Leto and the sister of Apollo, characterized as a virgin huntress and associated with the moon.Compare Diana.
a female given name.


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British Dictionary definitions for artemis


/ (ˈɑːtɪmɪs) /


Greek myth the virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon: the twin sister of ApolloRoman counterpart: Diana Also called: Cynthia
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Word Origin and History for artemis


Greek goddess of the moon, wild animals, hunting, childbirth, etc.; sister of Apollo; her name is of unknown origin.

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Culture definitions for artemis


[ (ahr-tuh-mis) ]

The Greek name for Diana, the virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon; the daughter of Zeus and the sister of Apollo. Artemis was also called Cynthia.

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