Juno

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Ju·no

 (jo͞o′nō)
n. Roman Mythology
The principal goddess of the pantheon and the wife of Jupiter, worshiped as the goddess of women, marriage, childbirth, and the moon, and as the protector of the state. She came to be identified with the Greek Hera.

[Latin Iūnō, from iuvenis, young (probably from her association with the new moon); see yeu- in Indo-European roots.]

Juno

(ˈdʒuːnəʊ)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) (in Roman tradition) the queen of the Olympian gods. Greek counterpart: Hera
2. a woman of stately bearing and regal beauty

Juno

(ˈdʒuːnəʊ)
n
(Celestial Objects) astronomy the fourth largest known asteroid (approximate diameter 240 kilometres) and one of the four brightest

Juno

n
(Pop Music) an award given for achievements in the Canadian music industry
[C20: originally after Pierre Juneau (1922–2012), Canadian broadcaster]

Ju•no

(ˈdʒu noʊ)

n.
a Roman goddess associated with women and childbirth, and identified with the Greek goddess Hera.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Juno - (Roman mythology) queen of the Olympian gods who protected marriageJuno - (Roman mythology) queen of the Olympian gods who protected marriage; wife and sister of Jupiter; counterpart of Greek Hera
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
Translations

Juno

[ˈdʒuːnəʊ] NJuno

Juno

[ˈdʒuːnəʊ] n (Myth, Astron) → Giunone f
References in classic literature ?
For nine whole days he shot his arrows among the people, but upon the tenth day Achilles called them in assembly--moved thereto by Juno, who saw the Achaeans in their death-throes and had compassion upon them.
for Juno had sent her in the love she bore to them both), and seized the son of Peleus by his yellow hair, visible to him alone, for of the others no man could see her.
Ofttimes in my father's house have I heard you glory in that you alone of the immortals saved the son of Saturn from ruin, when the others, with Juno, Neptune, and Pallas Minerva would have put him in bonds.
At this Jove was much troubled and answered, "I shall have trouble if you set me quarrelling with Juno, for she will provoke me with her taunting speeches; even now she is always railing at me before the other gods and accusing me of giving aid to the Trojans.
But Juno, when she saw him, knew that he and the old merman's daughter, silver-footed Thetis, had been hatching mischief, so she at once began to upbraid him.
Dread son of Saturn," answered Juno, "what are you talking about?
On this Juno was frightened, so she curbed her stubborn will and sat down in silence.
So Jove, the Olympian Lord of Thunder, hied him to the bed in which he always slept; and when he had got on to it he went to sleep, with Juno of the golden throne by his side.
For this purpose he assumed the character of a man and visited in this disguise a Sculptor's studio having looked at various statues, he demanded the price of two figures of Jupiter and Juno.
The king felt and appreciated the delicacy of the replies, but was only the more humiliated; he thought the queen a little too familiar in her manners, and that Anne of Austria resembled Juno a little too much, in being too proud and haughty; his chief anxiety, however, was himself, that he might remain cold and distant in his behavior, bordering lightly the limits of supreme disdain or simple admiration.
The disdain of Juno and the sulky fits of temper of Jupiter could not resist this excess of kindly feeling and polite attention.
As for the other losses, the poet's relation doth well figure them: that he that preferred Helena, quitted the gifts of Juno and Pallas.