luna ulna lnua nlua unla nula luan ulan laun alun ualn auln lnau nlau lanu alnu nalu anlu unal nual uanl aunl naul anul
Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word luna. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in luna.
Definitions and meaning of luna
Borrowed from Latinlūna(“moon; month; crescent”).
Homophones: lunar, looner(in non-rhotic accents)
(entomology) A luna moth: a member of species Actias luna.
1944, Elizabeth Enright, Then There Were Five, 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.
(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.
(glass holder):lunette, lunula
From Hawaiianluna(“leader; supervisor”).
(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), 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 […]
This noun, though inflected as an English word (singular luna, plural lunas), is frequently italicized as a loanword.
Anlu, auln, luan, ulan, ulna, unal
Bal Palazios, Santiago (2002), “luna”, in Dizionario breu de a luenga aragonesa, Zaragoza, →ISBN
one's proper place under the sun
pahi~ - to put things in order
Borrowed from Spanishluna(“moon”).
From Old Church Slavonicлѹна(luna), from Proto-Slavic*lunà, from Proto-Indo-European*lewk-. Cognates include Latinluna, Ancient Greekλύχνος(lúkhnos), Old Prussianlauxnos and Middle Irishluan.
luna in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
luna in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
From luno(“moon”) + -a.
luna (accusative singularlunan, plurallunaj, accusative plurallunajn)
From Luna, from Latinlūna, from Old Latinlosna, from Proto-Italic*louksnā, from Proto-Indo-European*lowksneh₂, derived from the root *lewk-(“bright”).
Cognates include Armenianլուսին(lusin), Spanishluna, Portugueselua, Romanianlună, Russianлуна́(luná)
IPA(key): /ˈlu.na/, [ˈl̺uːn̺ä]
(colloquial, astronomy, by extension of Luna) a natural satellite
(archaic, literary) a month, moon
(archaic, figuratively, by extension) a time of the year
(heraldry) a full moon (as opposed to a crescent)
Lūna(for the sense "the Moon")
From Old Latinlosna, from Proto-Italic*louksnā, from Proto-Indo-European*lówksneh₂, which is derived from Proto-Indo-European*lewk-.
Cognates include Old Church Slavonicлѹна(luna).
(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈluː.na/, [ˈɫ̪uː.na]
(Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈlu.na/, [ˈluː.na]
lūnaf (genitivelūnae); first declension
(figuratively) a month
(figuratively) a night
a crescent shape
Lombard: lüna, löna
Old French: lune
Old Portuguese: lũa
Guinea-Bissau Creole: lua
Arabic: لْيونة (ʎuna)
Hebrew: ליונה (ʎuna)
English: lune, luna
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, 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
Alternative form of lune
“luna (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 15 June 2018.
From Latinlūna, from Proto-Italic*louksnā, from Proto-Indo-European*lówksneh₂, which is derived from Proto-Indo-European*lewk-. Cognate with Galicianlúa, Portugueselua, Catalanlluna, Frenchlune, Italianluna, Occitanluna and Romanianlună.
“luna” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.