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Artemis

[ ahr-tuh-mis ]
/ ˈɑr tə mɪs /
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noun

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

Artemis
/ (ˈɑːtɪmɪs) /

noun

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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Cultural definitions for Artemis

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.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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