Saturnian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Saturnian (Zoöl) Any one of numerous species of large handsome moths belonging to Saturnia and allied genera. The luna moth, polyphemus, and promethea, are examples. They belong to the Silkworn family, and some are raised for their silk. See Polyphemus.
    • Saturnian Hence: Resembling the golden age; distinguished for peacefulness, happiness, contentment. "Augustus, born to bring Saturnian times."
    • Saturnian (Roman Myth) Of or pertaining to Saturn, whose age or reign, from the mildness and wisdom of his government, is called the golden age.
    • Saturnian (Astron) Of or pertaining to the planet Saturn; as, the Saturnian year.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Saturnian Pertaining to the god Saturn, or to his reign, alleged to be “the golden age”; hence, happy; distinguished for purity, integrity, and simplicity.
    • Saturnian Of or pertaining to the planet Saturn.
    • Saturnian Dăbū nt mălū m Mĕtḗllī [or Mĕtḗllī] || Nǣv îō pŏētǣ
    • Saturnian as an iambic line consisting of two members (cola) separated by a cesura. Such a verse was compared by Macaulay (Introd. to “Lays of Ancient Rome”) to the nursery rime
    • Saturnian Thĕ quēen | wăs īn | hĕr pār | lour || ēatĭng | brēad ănd | hōnĕy.
    • Saturnian Others (and this is now the prevalent opinion) regard the Saturnian verse as purely accentual:
    • Saturnian Dábunt málum Metélli [or Métellí] || Náeviō poétæ.
    • Saturnian In entomology, pertaining or related to the Saturniidæ.
    • n Saturnian A saturnian moth; a member of the Saturniidæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Saturnian pertaining to Saturn, whose fabulous reign was called 'the golden age:' happy: pure: simple: denoting the verse in which the oldest Latin poems were written
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Saturnius,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Saturnusserĕre, satum, to sow.

Usage

In literature:

Saturnian Juno now, with double care, Attends the fatal process of the war.
"The Aeneid" by Virgil
This, however, is not a very important consideration, as the Saturnians are not a prolific race.
"Over the Teacups" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The structure of the Saturnian is very simple, and its rhythmical arrangement is found in the poetry of every age and country.
"The Interdependence of Literature" by Georgina Pell Curtis
Saturnian Juno, to all nuptials kind, Receive with grace my ever-anxious vow!
"The Elegies of Tibullus" by Tibullus
And the Saturnian finger is too long.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
These times were also known to ancient writers, who called them the Golden, and likewise the Saturnian times.
"Earths In Our Solar System Which Are Called Planets, and Earths In The Starry Heaven Their Inhabitants, And The Spirits And Angels There" by Emanuel Swedenborg
Of King Alcinoues slew an ox to Jove Saturnian, cloud-girt governor of all.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
Provided with such reasonings, it soon became easy to conjecture the true nature of the Saturnian system.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
A work in Saturnians.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
The most important of the whole Saturnian family of satellites are the two known as Titan and Japetus.
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
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In poetry:

O POET rare and old!
Thy words are prophecies;
Forward the age of gold,
The new Saturnian lies.
"Astraea" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Thy touch, O mortal Anteros,
Has turned the sapphic laurel sere,
Thy wings have cast their night across
The dial of our Saturnian year,
The cypress, O sad Anteros,
Grew darker when thou drewest near. . . .
"Anteros" by Clark Ashton Smith
Days came and went; and now returned again
To Sicily the old Saturnian reign;
Under the Angel's governance benign
The happy island danced with corn and wine,
And deep within the mountain's burning breast
Enceladus, the giant, was at rest.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Sicilian's Tale; King Robert of Sicily" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Web Extra Friday, December 17, 2004 A Saturnian one-two punch: Flybys of Titan and Dione.
The Saturnian moon Mimas, photographed by the Cassini probe in 2005.
A montage of images of the Saturnian system prepared from an assemblage of images taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft during its Saturn encounter in November 1980.
This wide-angle view from NASA's Cassini probe shows the Saturnian moon Dione set against the giant planet's disk and rings on May 2.
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In science:

Why haven’t many other α-disk models predicted the outward mass flow into the trans-Saturnian region that could so improve the prospects for giant planet formation? Most previous evolving disk models such as HGH and the pseudoevolutionary sequence of Bell et al. (1997) have required the disk to be in steady state.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
Other Saturnian moons also show evidence of primordial ammonia accretion: Prentice (2007) calculates that Iapetus is 27% ammonia by mass, assuming homologous contraction of the Saturnian subnebula and placing Enceladus just at the stability point of liquid water.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
Temperatures, Winds, and Composition in the Saturnian System.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
Fig. 37a shows that the mass distribution of TEPs has a broad plateau around 0.5–1.2 MJup , with a peak at the lower edge of this interval. A secondary peak, representing the Saturnian TEPs, occurs around 0.2 MJup .
Homogeneous studies of transiting extrasolar planets. V. New results for 38 planets
There are also Tro jan configurations amongst the Saturnian moons.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
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