Selene

[ si-lee-nee ]
/ sɪˈli ni /
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noun

the Greek goddess of the moon.Compare Thyone.
Also Se·le·na. a female given name.

Origin of Selene

From the Greek word Selḗnē the moon
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British Dictionary definitions for selena

Selene

/ (sɪˈliːnɪ) /

noun

the Greek goddess of the moonRoman counterpart: Luna
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Word Origin and History for selena

Selene


moon goddess, equivalent of Latin Luna, from Greek selene "the moon; name of the moon goddess," related to selas "light, brightness, bright flame, flash of an eye," from PIE root *swel- (2) "to shine, beam" (cf. Sanskrit svargah "heaven," Lithuanian svilti "to singe," Old English swelan "to be burnt up," Middle Low German swelan "to smolder"); related to swelter, sultry. Related: Selenian "of or pertaining to the moon as a world," 1660s.

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