Bellona

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bellona (Rom. Myth) The goddess of war.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Bellona In Roman mythology, the goddess of war. Her temple stood in the Campus Martius, without the walls, and was held to symbolize enemies' territory. In it the Senate received foreign ambassadors and victorious generals entitled to a triumph.
    • n Bellona [NL.] In ornithology, a genus of humming-birds. Mulsant and Verreaux, 1865.
    • n Bellona [lowercase] [NL.] In herpetology, the specific name of a snake, Pityophis bellona.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bellona bel′lō-na the Roman goddess of war—hence (fig.) a woman of great spirit and vigour.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., from bellum, war

Usage

In literature:

Blood of Troy and Rutulia shall be thy dower, O maiden, and Bellona is the bridesmaid who awaits thee.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Of red Bellona's banquet.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
Much more her chief does fierce Bellona crown.
"Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Bellona gashes her cheeks without causing the blood, which used to purify her devotees, to flow out.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
And so, my lively Adela, you have been fairly introduced to Mars and Bellona; how do you like them?
"She Would Be a Soldier" by Mordecai Manuel Noah
Bellona Brydges was as big as Bruennhilde and dark as Carmen.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
And she looked like Bellona as she spoke.
"Francezka" by Molly Elliot Seawell
The other ships passed between the "Bellona" and "Russel" and the Danes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
He entered the city and assembled the Senate in the Temple of Bellona.
"Ancient Rome" by Mary Agnes Hamilton
Bellona and Cupid have a contest about him.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
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In poetry:

Hath fortune ceased to prove a jade?
Hath favour waxed less fickle?
Hath shamed Bellona dropped her blade,
Or Death put up his sickle?
"The Reply Of Q. Horatius Flaccus To A Roman "Round-Robin"" by Alfred Austin
Like waving plume upon Bellona's crest,
Or comet in red majesty arrayed,
Or Persia's flame transported to the West,
Shall shine the glory of Mahone's Brigade.
"Mahone's Brigade" by James Barron Hope
Aid me, Bellona, while the dreadful fight
Betwixt a nation and two whales I write.
Seas stained with gore I sing, adventurous toil,
And how these monsters did disarm an isle.
"The Battle of the Summer Islands : Canto 1" by Edmund Waller
ESTRELLA. Let me the glory of the fight divide --
A twinkling star beside that royal sun --
Bellona matched with Mars: for I would dare
To scale even heaven to rival Pallas there.
"Life Is A Dream - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Of power,—­Bellona swept the crimson field,
And blue-eyed Pallas shook her Gorgon shield;
O’er the hushed waves their mightier monarch drove,
And Ida trembled to the tread of Jove!
"Poetry: A Metrical Essay, Read Before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Harvard" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

High Wind Warning expires at 5:00 PM on 10/30, issued at 4:21 AM Bellona, NY Branchport, NY Dresden, NY Dundee, NY.
That name was coined by Frederic Hauge of Bellona, a Norwegian group that monitors the oil industry.
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