• WordNet 3.6
    • n Selene a genus of Carangidae
    • n Selene (Greek mythology) goddess of the Moon in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Luna
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Selene In Greek myth, the goddess of the moon, called in Latin Luna. she is the daughter of Hyperion and Theia, and sister of Helios (the sun) and Eos (the dawn), but is also a double of Artemis (Diana). She is also called Phæbe.
    • n Selene [NL. (Lacépède, 1803).] In ichthyology, a genus of carangoid fishes; the moonfishes, whose soft dorsal and anal fins have the anterior rays much produced in the adult. S. vomer is known as the lookdown and horsehead. See cut under horsehead.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Selene sē-lē′nē (Gr. myth.) the goddess of the moon, the Latin Luna—also Phœbe: a genus of carangoid fishes, the moon-fishes
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. selēnē.


In literature:

HERMOGENES: But what is selene (the moon)?
"Cratylus" by Plato
What was Endymion, sweet Selene's love?
"Theocritus" by Theocritus
EOS, the goddess of the dawn, the daughter of Hyperion, and the sister of Helios and Selene.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Hyperion and Theia had, as children, Helios, Selene and Eos, or Sun, Moon, and Dawn.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
The young Endymion stirs in his dreams, and the pale-soul Selene watches him from her pearly car.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Thus, "Selene kisses the sleeping Endymion" becomes the dry formula, "It is night.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
When Aurora appears her sister, Selene (the moon), fades and night rolls back like a curtain.
"The Children's Book of Celebrated Pictures" by Lorinda Munson Bryant
This will become plain, if we take the Greek sayings or myths about Endymion and Selene.
"Moon Lore" by Timothy Harley
Then Selene was indeed astonished, for she had never seen anything so beautiful before, even in a dream.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
I will not disguise from you, Selene, my apprehension that the hideous colour may return.
"Hypolympia" by Edmund Gosse
The rest of the tapes fed in, razoring through the rollers, past the selenic-sensitized tips of the relays.
"We're Friends, Now" by Henry Hasse
Selene sent for her brother.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
He flew in youth, flew moonward, for his patron goddess was Selene, he her faithful worshipper, a true lunalogue.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
He wondered now that he could have been so curt with his Selene.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
Was Selene Scott that accomplice?
"The House of Strange Secrets" by A. Eric Bayly
At last Selene came back, empty-handed.
"Ancient Manners" by Pierre Louys
Selene passes through every stage of the malady.
"The English Stage" by Augustin Filon
A theory recently suggested that Selene rides a single horse is thereby rendered untenable.
"A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2)" by A. H. Smith
Selenites and selenates give a pale pink or pinkish yellow.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
Diana (Cynthia, Phoebe, Selene, Artemis), the fair twin sister of Apollo, was not only goddess of the moon, but also of the chase.
"Myths of Greece and Rome" by H. A. Guerber

In poetry:

This is the fire of Hestia's careful hearth;
The flame that fed on many-towered Troy;
Selene's light about the Latmian boy;
The all-consuming ardor of Melkarth.
"Amor" by Clark Ashton Smith

In news:

In the parking lot at Matheson Hammock Park at 8 am on a recent weekday, 20-year-old Selene Cohen is using a 45-pound bow to shoot arrows at a makeshift cardboard target that leans against a tree.
Gold Strike Hits Pay Dirt in Selene Stakes.
(from Woodbine report) Gold Strike, bred and owned by Harlequin Ranches, drew off in the stretch to take Sunday's $280,400 Selene Stakes (Can-III) for 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine in impressive fashion.
Selene, who'd given me life, was small, dark, feminine as a fan.
Dixie Strike Takes Rail Trip to Win Selene .
Tu Endie Wei and draw off to a 3 3/4-length victory in the Selene Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine May 13.
Kate Beckinsale as the thawed-out Selene , ready to deal death and destruction in Underworld.
Woodbine Ace Biofuel Steams to Selene Win.
Biofuel in the Selene Stakes.
Biofuel dominated seven rival 3-year-old fillies in the $247,870 Selene Stakes (Can-III) with a two-length victory at Woodbine Sept 26 (VIDEO).
Verdana Bold Holds On in Selene Stakes.
Juneau resident Selene Marhya Wolthausen died March 26, 2007, in Juneau.
JOURNEY BEYOND SELENE Remarkable Expeditions Past Our Moon and to the Ends of the Solar System.
Kate Beckinsale returns as Selene, but where is Scott Speedman.
Kate Beckinsale as the thawed-out Selene, ready to deal death and destruction in Underworld.

In science:

The partially filled alumina film is then ac electrolysed in selenic acid for a few seconds which leaves behind the Se−− ions adsorbed on the walls of the pores.
A Self Assembled Nanoelectronic Quantum Computer Based on the Rashba Effect in Quantum Dots
The typical representatives of these crystals are α-quartz, cinnabar, tellurium, selen, camphor and benzil.
The Revised Quantum Mechanical Theory of the Optical Activity of Crystals