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Selene

[si-lee-nee] /sɪˈli ni/
noun
1.
the Greek goddess of the moon.
Compare Thyone.
2.
Also, Selena. a female given name.
Origin of Selene
< Greek Selḗnē the moon
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  • Eos, the goddess of the dawn, the daughter of Hyperion, and the sister of Helios and Selene.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • On this point he solemnly assured himself as he knocked at Selene's door.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • "And you are really thinking of such insane extravagance," cried Selene.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • With a gesture of despair he turned to leave the room but Selene detained him.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • Next in size come several species of the genus Actias, of which Selene is the most common.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • Belle showed signs of fatigue, so Selene made her comfortable on the divan.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • "Already," said Selene, in a regretful tone, and she broke off a few violets and roses from the crowded mass.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Belle sat down and laughed again, and this time Selene joined in.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • Selene shrugged her shoulders, and her sister jumped up from her seat with her eyes full of tears.

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  • Send me up a dress-pattern off this coral-pink sample for Selene.

British Dictionary definitions for Selene

Selene

/sɪˈliːnɪ/
noun
1.
the Greek goddess of the moon Roman counterpart Luna
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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.

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