Selene

Selene

[si-lee-nee]
noun
1.
the Greek goddess of the moon. Compare Thyone.
2.
Also, Selena. a female given name.

Origin:
< Greek Selḗnē the moon

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Selene (sɪˈliːnɪ)
 
n
Roman counterpart: Luna the Greek goddess of the moon

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Selene
moon goddess, from Gk. selene "moon," related to selas "light, brightness, flame," from PIE base *swel- "to burn" (cf. Skt. svargah "heaven," Lith. svilti "to singe," O.E. swelan "to be burnt up," M.L.G. swelan "to smolder"); related to swelter, sultry. The element selenium was named in Mod.L. for Selene
by Berzelius (1818), on analogy of tellurium, uranium, etc.
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