lunes

[ loonz ]
/ lunz /

noun (used with a plural verb)

Archaic. fits of madness.

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Origin of lunes

1605–15; < French, Middle French, plural of lune caprice < Medieval Latin lūna fit of lunacy, special use of Latin lūna moon; compare German Laune

Definition for lunes (2 of 3)

lune1
[ loon ]
/ lun /

noun

anything shaped like a crescent or a half moon.
a crescent-shaped figure bounded by two arcs of circles, either on a plane or a spherical surface.

Origin of lune

1
First recorded in 1695–1705, lune is from the Latin word lūna moon

Definition for lunes (3 of 3)

lune2
[ loon ]
/ lun /

noun Falconry.

a line for securing a hawk.

Origin of lune

2
1425–75; late Middle English, variant of loyn < Middle French loigne longe
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British Dictionary definitions for lunes (1 of 2)

lune1
/ (luːn) /

noun

  1. a section of the surface of a sphere enclosed between two semicircles that intersect at opposite points on the sphere
  2. a crescent-shaped figure formed on a plane surface by the intersection of the arcs of two circles
something shaped like a crescent
RC Church another word for lunette (def. 6)

Word Origin for lune

C18: from Latin lūna moon

British Dictionary definitions for lunes (2 of 2)

lune2
/ (luːn) /

noun

falconry a leash for hawks or falcons

Word Origin for lune

C14 loigne, from Old French, from Medieval Latin longia, longea, from Latin longus long 1
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