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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Luna (Roman mythology) the goddess of the Moon; counterpart of Greek Selene
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1959, the Soviet space probe "Luna Two" became the first manmade object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface.
    • Luna (Alchemy) Silver.
    • Luna The moon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Luna The moon: personified as a Roman goddess, Luna, answering to the Greek goddess Selene.
    • n Luna An occasional form of crescent-headed arrow with the concave side outermost and sharpened. Arrows of this form, like the rarer ones with a chisel-shaped head, were intended to cut the hamstring of horses and of animals of the chase.
    • n Luna In alchemy, silver.
    • n Luna The luna-moth.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L.; akin to lucere, to shine. See Light (n.), and cf. Lune


In literature:

In July, 1895, he arrived at Las Lunas, New Mexico, where he first attracted public attention as a healer.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
The night dragged on, as unending seemingly as one of Luna's two-week darkouts.
"Next Door, Next World" by Robert Donald Locke
Bohannon was dipping Doss Provine's sister Luna.
"Judith of the Cumberlands" by Alice MacGowan
It was the Count di Luna, jealously watching for the knight who sang beneath the lady's window.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
There was considerable traffic on Lake Luna, between the cities named, and up and down the rivers.
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
Hujusque Semidiameter Lunae aequalis extitit Solari.
"Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666" by Various
I've written Aunt Betty all about this 'Luna' and I know she'll approve, just as Mr. Winters does.
"Dorothy's House Party" by Evelyn Raymond
Isabella de Luna was the daughter of Signor Anastasio de Luna, the only brother of Don Gaspar.
"An Old Sailor's Yarns" by Nathaniel Ames
Head overseers, or head lunas, $100 to $150.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
His name, lunium, is taken from Luna, the moon.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Don Luis Ramonez was not in his place in the Cafe de la Luna.
"The Spanish Jade" by Maurice Hewlett
Come on, I'll show you the Jedia Luna.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
To return, however, to the bad side of Luna's character.
"Storyology" by Benjamin Taylor
Their own Luna-based radar has been picking up every one of them as they come in and leave.
"Fifty Per Cent Prophet" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Grandmother was named Luna Williams.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
It was no pretty sight, though not too unfamiliar a sight on Luna.
"Master of the Moondog" by Stanley Mullen
He and Irving would be last on the list, for he went to Moonbase City, and Irving to Luna City.
"The Man Who Staked the Stars" by Charles Dye
Luna was on shift, Long was sick, and Luna put Morrison in his place.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
Edgar now learned that the old gentleman's name was Baldassare de Luna, and that he belonged to one of the most noble families of Spain.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
Monday, "Dies Lunae," sacred to the MOON.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane

In poetry:

Lo! Zephyrus, fond lover, comes to woo;
With airy step he hastes the pastures through,
And steals a kiss from Luna as she nods
Drowsy with fragrant dew.
"Night In May" by Charles Hamilton Musgrove
And Luna, gentle shepherdess, the while
Keeps near her flock and guards it with her smile;
I almost fancy I can hear her song
Down to this shadowed stile.
"Night In May" by Charles Hamilton Musgrove
She starts; the little lambs aroused from sleep,
Fly hence; but Luna near her swain doth keep.
Oh, it was ever thus since lover came
'Twixt shepherdess and sheep!
"Night In May" by Charles Hamilton Musgrove
Once through heaven went shining,
Wedded and one,
Luna the Goddess, and Sol the God,
And the stars in multitudes thronged around them,
Their little, innocent children.
"The North Sea -- First Cycle" by Heinrich Heine
In forests wild, man went astray,
Misled by Luna's cloudy ray—
He bore an iron yoke;
He pined not for the stars on high,
With yearning for a deity
No tears in torrents broke.
"The Triumph Of Love" by Friedrich von Schiller
Thy lustre o'er each mind display,
Where Reason deigns to gleam;
Thou, ardent as the God of Day,
Yet mild as Luna's beam;
Teach men each other's bliss to prize,
Th' unsocial thought and self-bound wish despise.
"Ode To Benevolence" by Elizabeth Bentley

In news:

Restaurant reporter Nancy Luna learns the secret behind "the smash" at Smashburger -- the better burger concept from Denver.
"This is the second week our kids have done this," Luna said.
Z-Line Designs introduced its Luna Collection to retailers at the International Casual Furniture Show's pre-market in July.
Gil Luna (back) celebrates latest victory with chess team.
District Court Judge William Sanchez ruled last week that a Los Lunas man is competent to stand trial following a 2010 incident where he fled from police at speeds that reached 100 mph.
Luna Productions The website of filmmakers Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg provides more information about their films and background.
A Monroe man and a Luna Pier woman were critically injured in separate crashes Thursday morning in Monroe County, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office reported.
BOISE, Idaho — A judge ruled that a nonprofit group must disclose donors who financed more than $200,000 in campaign ads touting public schools chief Tom Luna's education overhaul.
The gallery in the historic Luna County Courthouse grew as the evening wore on and election results trickled in Tuesday.
Ava Luna Shake Off Their Nerves At The Mercury Lounge.
Joaquin Luna ( DREAMer ) comitted suicide the day after Thanksgiving because he felt he had no hope.
INTERVIEWS Hear Ava Luna's Luxurious 'Water Duct ,' See How It Was Made.
SPIN really dug Brooklyn sextet Ava Luna's full-length February debut, Ice Level.
0Gayle Luna is in the process of putting together a local organization that will help pet owners to understand the importance of properly caring for their animals.
A Canfield Middle School teacher was named 2013 Idaho Teacher of the Year by Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna Thursday morning in Coeur d'Alene.

In science:

Luna, Toute vari´et´e magnifique est sph´erique, Transform.
Simple Immersions of Wonderful Varieties
LUNA , La vari ´et ´e magnifique mod `ele, J.
On the coordinate ring of spherical conjugacy classes
The result is similar to Luna’s slice theorem, but the author has not found this exact statement in the literature.
Stability, birational transformations and the Kahler-Einstein problem
Hence if we restrict to simple normal adjoint XΠ ’s, a classification follows by the general Luna-Vust theory of spherical embeddings (see ): they are classified by their closed orbits, i.e. by non-empty subsets of ∆.
Simple linear compactifications of odd orthogonal groups
In a 1983 paper, Kac employs the “Luna Slice Method” over k = C to reduce questions of one representation to a “better” representation .
Counting Generating Invariants Under Semisimple Group and Torus Actions
We now do some recalls from the theory of the embeddings of a semisimple algebraic group, which we regard as a special case of the general theory of spherical embeddings developed by Luna and Vust (see and ).
Normality and smoothness of simple linear group compactifications
In order to reduce the problem to nilpotent elements, we use Luna’s slice theorem (see [21, § 6]).
Invariant Theory of little adjoint modules
The two fundamental parameters, m0 and αs , have been reinterpreted by Luna et al.
Reply to "Commentary on "Total Hadronic Cross Section Data and the Froissart-Martin Bound", by Fagundes, Menon and Silva"
More recently and most important for our purposes, Fagundes, Luna, Menon and Natale (FLMN) have developed a detailed analysis on the influence in the evaluated quantities associated with physical intervals for the mg and ǫ parameters [45, 46].
Reply to "Commentary on "Total Hadronic Cross Section Data and the Froissart-Martin Bound", by Fagundes, Menon and Silva"
LUNA and improved modeling of solar atmosphere elements (less volatile elements such as C, N, O) provided a big change in the prediction of neutrino fluxes .
Neutrino Physics around MeV Energies
Solar samples available for laboratory analyses are solar wind ions implanted in lunar soils from the Apollo and Luna missions or in the collectors of the Genesis mission, which collected solar wind samples during 2 years at the L1 Lagrange point between the Earth and the Sun.
Meteorites and the physico-chemical conditions in the early solar nebula
Recently, extended X-ray emission associated with the radio jet of the recurrent nova RS Oph is discovered (Luna et al. 2009).
The XMM-Newton Detection of Extended Emission from the Nova Remnant of T Pyxidis
Guglielmetti presented recent results on (p,γ ) and (α, γ ) fusion reactions at the LUNA facility.
Fusion11 Conference Summary
Again by the Luna Lemma applied to affine neighbourhoods of any y ∈ Vx+ and φ(y ) ∈ Tx we deduce that φ/K |Vx+/K ∗ : Vx+/K ∗ → Tx/K ∗ is ´etale at each point y ∈ Vx+/K ∗ and consequently is ´etale.
Birational cobordisms and factorization of birational maps
There is a map π : Rs → Ms = Rs/P GL(N ), and π is in fact a principal P GL(N )-bundle (this is a consequence of Luna’s ´etale slice theorem).
Algebraic stacks