Origin of Selene
Examples from the Web for selene
When Selene re-enters her orb, she will not disquiet herself about the disorders of its interregnum.Hypolympia|Edmund Gosse
Among the spiders (a numerously represented order) the most notable is a bird-killing species, Selene scomia javanensis.
The first period of mans life was under the influence of Isis, the moon (Luna, Selene).A Manual of the Historical Development of Art|G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi
Wait till Orion thunders overhead and Selene, crowned with the crescent moon, drives up the zenith in her white-horsed chariot.Day and Night Stories|Algernon Blackwood
"Let him be," said Selene, as she saw her father about to don the saffron cloak.The Emperor, Complete|Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for selene
Word Origin and History for 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.