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LA 2NA 2
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luna ulna lnua nlua unla nula luan ulan laun alun ualn auln lnau nlau lanu alnu nalu anlu unal nual uanl aunl naul anul

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Definitions and meaning of luna

luna

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Latin lūna (moon; month; crescent).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈluːnə/
  • Homophones: lunar, looner (in non-rhotic accents)

Noun

luna (plural lunas)

  1. (entomology) A luna moth: a member of species Actias luna.
    • 1944, Elizabeth Enright, Then There Were Five,[1] Farrar & Rinehart, page 80:
      “Gee,” whispered Oliver. He sat there staring. “A luna! I never thought I’d see a real luna!”
    • 1969, Sterling North, “An Introduction to Butterflies and Moths”, in Boys’ Life, May 1969 issue, Boy Scouts of America, page 64:
      On the previous evening we had discovered with delight a luna with the fabulous moons, one on each pale green wing.
    • 2010, Sally Roth (contributor), in Judy Pray (compiler), Garden Wisdom & Know-How: Everything You Need to Know to Plant, Grow, and Harvest, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc., →ISBN, page 348:
      Spray BT on your young oak to protect against gypsy moths, and you wipe out future lunas, cecropias, and everything else on the leaves, along with the pests.
  2. (Christianity, chiefly Catholicism and Anglicanism) A lunette: a crescent-shaped receptacle, often glass, for holding the (consecrated) host (the bread of communion) upright when exposed in the monstrance. [from 19th c.]
    • 1907 May, “Dominicanus”, “The Rosary and the Blessed Sacrament”, in the Dominican Friars, The Rosary Magazine, Volume 30, Number 5, page 494:
      The Bread of Angels is first taken from the tabernacle, where it rests in the luna, and placed upon the altar, covered with a corporal. After genuflecting, the priest puts the luna containing the Blessed Sacrament on its throne—the monstrance—and elevates it []
    • 1917, John F. Sullivan, The Externals of the Catholic Church, BiblioLife, LLC (2009), →ISBN, pages 115–116:
      This receptacle is called a “luna” or “lunula” (a moon, or a little moon), and has glass on either side, so that the Host may be seen when enclosed therein. [] [] ¶ The ciborium, the pyx and luna of the ostensorium are blessed with a simpler formula than that used for the chalice, and [] [] ¶ The chalice, the paten, the luna and the pyx are sacred things, true sacramentals, and are worthy of deepest reverence; for []
    • 2007, John Trigilio and Kenneth Brighenti, The Catholicism Answer Book: The 300 Most Frequently Asked Questions, Sourcebooks, Inc., →ISBN, page 156:
      The luna, which is a piece of glass in the shape of a moon, contains the Blessed Sacrament, previously consecrated. The luna is then placed in the middle of the sunburst of the monstrance.
Synonyms
  • (glass holder): lunette, lunula

Etymology 2

From Hawaiian luna (leader; supervisor).

Noun

luna (plural luna or lunas)

  1. (Hawaii) A foreman on a plantation.
    • 1922, U. G. Murphy, “The Japanese Problem in Hawaii: How the Task of Christianizing and Americanizing the Oriental is Progressing”, in The Friend, Volume 91, Number 6 (June 1922) page 130:
      There are several reasons why the Hawaiian-born Japanese boys and girls do not take kindly to plantation labor, but one of the chief reasons is the objection to the kind of lunas who oversee the work of the laborers.
    • 1959, James Michener, Hawaii (novel),[2] Fawcett Crest (1986), →ISBN, page 737:
      [] haoles could not visualize Chinese or Japanese in positions of authority. And from sad experience, the great plantation owners had discovered that the Americans they could get to serve as lunas were positively no good. Capable Americans expected office jobs and incapable ones were unable to control the Oriental []

Usage notes

  • This noun, though inflected as an English word (singular luna, plural lunas), is frequently italicized as a loanword.

References

Anagrams

  • Anlu, auln, luan, ulan, ulna, unal

Aragonese

Etymology

From Latin lūna.

Noun

luna f (plural lunas)

  1. moon

References

  • Bal Palazios, Santiago (2002), “luna”, in Dizionario breu de a luenga aragonesa, Zaragoza, →ISBN

Cebuano

Etymology

cf. Malay duma

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: lu‧nâ

Noun

luna

  1. one's proper place under the sun
  2. room, accommodation

Verb

luna

  1. pahi~ - to put things in order

Chavacano

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish luna (moon).

Noun

luna

  1. moon

Czech

Etymology

From Old Church Slavonic лѹна (luna), from Proto-Slavic *lunà, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-. Cognates include Latin luna, Ancient Greek λύχνος (lúkhnos), Old Prussian lauxnos and Middle Irish luan.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈluna]

Noun

luna f

  1. moon

Declension

Synonyms

  • měsíc

Related terms

  • lunární

Further reading

  • luna in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • luna in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Esperanto

Etymology

From luno (moon) +‎ -a.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈluna/
  • Hyphenation: lun‧a
  • Rhymes: -una

Adjective

luna (accusative singular lunan, plural lunaj, accusative plural lunajn)

  1. (astronomy) lunar

Interlingua

Noun

luna (plural lunas)

  1. moon

Italian

Etymology

From Luna, from Latin lūna, from Old Latin losna, from Proto-Italic *louksnā, from Proto-Indo-European *lowksneh₂, derived from the root *lewk- (bright).
Cognates include Armenian լուսին (lusin), Spanish luna, Portuguese lua, Romanian lună, Russian луна́ (luná)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlu.na/, [ˈl̺uːn̺ä]
  • Rhymes: -una
  • Homophone: Luna
  • Hyphenation: lù‧na

Noun

luna f (plural lune)

  1. (colloquial, astronomy, by extension of Luna) a natural satellite
    Synonym: satellite naturale
  2. (archaic, literary) a month, moon
  3. (archaic, figuratively, by extension) a time of the year
  4. (alchemy) silver
  5. (heraldry) a full moon (as opposed to a crescent)

Derived terms

Related terms

Anagrams

  • ulna

Latin

Alternative forms

  • Lūna (for the sense "the Moon")

Etymology

From Old Latin losna, from Proto-Italic *louksnā, from Proto-Indo-European *lówksneh₂, which is derived from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-.

Cognates include Old Church Slavonic лѹна (luna).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈluː.na/, [ˈɫ̪uː.na]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈlu.na/, [ˈluː.na]

Noun

lūna f (genitive lūnae); first declension

  1. the Moon
  2. (figuratively) a month
  3. (figuratively) a night
  4. a crescent shape

Declension

First-declension noun.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Eastern Romance:
    • Balkan-Romance:
      • Aromanian: lunã
      • Istro-Romanian: lurĕ
      • Romanian: lună
  • Southern Romance:
    • Sardinian: luna
  • Western Romance:
    • Gallo-Romance:
      • Franco-Provençal: lena
      • Gallo-Italic:
        • Ligurian: lünn-a
        • Lombard: lüna, löna
        • Piedmontese: lun-a
      • Occitano-Romance:
        • Old Occitan:
          • Catalan: lluna
          • Occitan: luna
      • Oïl:
        • Old French: lune
          • French: lune
          • Bourguignon: leugne
          • Walloon: lune
      • Raeto-Romance:
        • Friulian: lune
        • Romansch: glina
    • Ibero-Romance:
      • Navarro-Aragonese:
        • Aragonese: luna
      • Old Leonese:
        • Asturian: lluna
        • Extremaduran: luna
        • Leonese: lluna
        • Mirandese: lhuna
      • Old Portuguese: lũa
        • Galician: lúa
        • Portuguese: lua
          • Guinea-Bissau Creole: lua
          • Kabuverdianu: lua
          • Papiamentu: luna
      • Old Spanish:
        • Spanish: luna
    • Italo-Romance:
      • Corsican: luna
      • Italian: luna
      • Neapolitan: luna
      • Sicilian: luna
      • Tarantino: lune
      • Venetian: łuna
    • Dalmatian: loina
    • Mozarabic:
      Arabic: لْيونة(ʎuna)
      Hebrew: ליונה(ʎuna)
  • Non-Romance:
    • English: lune, luna
    • Danish: lune
    • German: Laune

See also

  • noctilūca

References

  • luna in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • luna in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • luna in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[4], London: Macmillan and Co.
  • luna in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • luna in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • luna in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • luna in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976) The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press

Lindu

Noun

luna

  1. pillow

Middle English

Noun

luna (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of lune

References

  • “luna (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 15 June 2018.

Neapolitan

Etymology

From Latin lūna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈluː.na/
    • (Naples) IPA(key): [ˈluːnɐ]
    • (Central Apulia) IPA(key): [ˈluːnə ⁓ ˈlownə ⁓ ˈləʉnə]
    • (Eastern Abruzzo) IPA(key): [ˈluːnə ⁓ ˈlownə ⁓ ˈlʊːnə] IPA(key): [ˈlyːnə ⁓ ˈliːnə]

Noun

luna f (plural lune)

  1. moon

Occitan

Alternative forms

  • lua
  • luno (Provence)

Etymology

From Old Occitan luna, from Latin lūna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlyno]

Noun

luna f (plural lunas)

  1. moon

Papiamentu

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish luna (moon).

Noun

luna

  1. moon
  2. month

Polish

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *lunà.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlu.na/

Noun

luna f

  1. (archaic) moon
    Synonyms: księżyc, miesiąc

Declension

Related terms

  • (nouns) lunatyk, luneta

Further reading

  • luna in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian

Noun

luna f

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of lună

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *lunà.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈluːna/

Noun

luna f (Cyrillic spelling луна)

  1. (dated, now rare) moon

Synonyms

  • mesec/mjesec

Sicilian

Etymology

From Latin lūna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈluna/
  • Hyphenation: lù‧na

Noun

luna f (plural luni)

  1. moon

Derived terms

  • luniddì
  • lunariari

Slovak

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *lunà, from Proto-Indo-European *lówksneh₂, from *lewk-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈluna/
  • Hyphenation: lu‧na

Noun

luna f (genitive singular luny, nominative plural luny, genitive plural lún, declension pattern of žena)

  1. (archaic, poetic) moon

Declension

Synonyms

  • mesiac

Derived terms

  • lunárny

Further reading

  • luna in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *lunà.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lùːna/

Noun

lúna f

  1. moon

Inflection

Synonyms

  • mésec

See also

  • Lúna

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin lūna, from Proto-Italic *louksnā, from Proto-Indo-European *lówksneh₂, which is derived from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-. Cognate with Galician lúa, Portuguese lua, Catalan lluna, French lune, Italian luna, Occitan luna and Romanian lună.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈluna/

Noun

luna f (plural lunas)

  1. moon

Derived terms

Related terms

  • lunar
  • lunático

Further reading

  • “luna” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a North American moth with crescent-shaped markings.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)