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Luna

[ loo-nuh ]
/ ˈlu nə /
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noun

the ancient Roman goddess personifying the moon, sometimes identified with Diana.
(in alchemy) silver.
(lowercase)Also lunette. Ecclesiastical. the crescent-shaped receptacle within the monstrance, for holding the consecrated Host in an upright position.

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Origin of Luna

From the Latin word lūna the moon
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British Dictionary definitions for Luna (1 of 2)

Luna1
/ (ˈluːnə) /

noun

the alchemical name for silver
the Roman goddess of the moonGreek counterpart: Selene
from Latin: moon

British Dictionary definitions for Luna (2 of 2)

Luna2

Lunik (ˈluːnɪk)

/ (ˈluːnə) /

noun

any of a series of Soviet lunar space-probes, one of which, Luna 9, made the first soft landing on the moon (1966)
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