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Bellona

[buh-loh-nuh]
noun
  1. the ancient Roman goddess of war.
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Historical Examples of bellona

  • At half-past six the Bellona was closely engaged with the French 74.

    How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • In consequence of the expenditure of so much coal, the Bellona had to touch at the Cape.

    The Three Admirals

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The men bent to their oars, and quickly reached the Bellona.

    The Three Admirals

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Bellona tossed and murmured as ever, yet still slept her uneasy sleep.

    The Woman in Black

    Edmund Clerihew Bentley

  • He had recognized his superb Bellona in the lady by the garden window.


British Dictionary definitions for bellona

Bellona

noun
  1. the Roman goddess of war
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Word Origin and History for bellona

Bellona

Roman goddess of war, from Latin bellum "war," Old Latin duellum, dvellum, of uncertain origin.

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