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n. Roman Mythology
The goddess of the moon.

[Latin Lūna, from lūna, moon; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Alchemy) the alchemical name for silver
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman goddess of the moon. Greek counterpart: Selene
[from Latin: moon]


(ˈluːnə) or


(Astronautics) any of a series of Soviet lunar space-probes, one of which, Luna 9, made the first soft landing on the moon (1966)
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(ˈlu nə)

1. the ancient Roman goddess personifying the moon.
2. (in alchemy) silver.
[< Latin lūna the moon]
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Noun1.Luna - (Roman mythology) the goddess of the MoonLuna - (Roman mythology) the goddess of the Moon; counterpart of Greek Selene
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
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'Ice-cream soda and buck-wheat cakes, and a happy evening at lovely Luna Park.'
It was a moonlight night-- mild Luna shedding a balmy light on surrounding objects, and, if possible, rendering my heart more sensitive than ever.
Then, regardless of cover, regardless of the Asiatic airship hovering like a huge house roof without walls above the Suspension Bridge, he sprinted along towards the north and came out for the first time upon that rocky point by Luna Island that looks sheer down upon the American Fall.
The share repurchase program will be funded using Luna Innovations working capital.
Today, My Luna Nueva has changed its name to My Luna with a new logo, branding and improved features to help women in menopause better.
Luna has been an important innovator and contributor in the North American textile industry and the acquisition will only expand and strengthen Camira's presence in the market, with a diverse product portfolio complementing Camira's current offering of upholstery and panel fabrics.
Luna Innovations EPS will likely be near 1 cent while revenue will be around $15.62 million, according to analysts.
Luna 15 plummeted toward the moon on July 21, 1969, crashed into a mountain and cratered near the aptly named Sea of Crises -- before Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin even left the surface.
The quake was felt at Intensity 4 in the towns of General Luna and Dapa, the Philvocs said.
"But coach Edgar doesn't want to make it appear that he pirated Ipac and Luna.
De Luna was a bit shaky in his first break but once he got his rhythm, things went on smoothly and raced to a commanding 10-3 lead.