Juno

Definitions

  • JUNO
    JUNO
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Juno (Roman mythology) queen of the Olympian gods who protected marriage; wife and sister of Jupiter; counterpart of Greek Hera
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Juno asks Aeolus to send storms to sink the ships Juno asks Aeolus to send storms to sink the ships

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Juno (Astron) One of the early discovered asteroids.
    • Juno (Rom. Myth) The queen of the Olympian gods, the sister and wife of Jupiter, and the goddess who presided over marriage. She corresponds to the Greek Hera. "Sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Juno In Rom, mythology, the queen of heaven, the highest divinity of the Latin races in Italy next to Jupiter, of whom she was the sister and the wife. She was the parallel of the Greek Hera, with whom in later times she became to a considerable extent identified. She was regarded as the special protectress of marriage, and was the guardian of woman from birth to death. In Rome she was also the patron of the national finances, and a temple which contained the mint was erected to her, under the name of Juno Moneta, on the Capitoline. In her distinctively Italic character, Juno (called Lanu-vina, from the site at Lanuvium of her chief sanctuary, or Hospita, the Protectress) was a war-goddess, represented as clad in a mantle of goatskin, bearing a shield and an uplifted spear, and accompanied, like Athena, by a sacred serpent.
    • n Juno The third planetoid, discovered by Harding, at Lilienthal, in 1804.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Juno jōō′nō in Roman mythology, the wife of Jupiter, parallel with the Greek Hera, regarded as the special protectress of marriage and the guardian of woman from birth to death: a queenly woman
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

There was something exciting about Mary not to be encountered in the Junos and Aphrodites of his cabaret quests.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Juno was believed to watch over and guard the life of every woman from her birth to her death.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Juno, queen of the gods, had the fairest cow that any one ever saw.
"The Book of Nature Myths" by Florence Holbrook
Now neither doth Queen Juno nor our Saturnian lord regard us with righteous eyes.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Come, Mary, or we shall be keeping my uncle waiting; come, Juno.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
Juno Lucina, save me!
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
Helen, on the other hand, is dark as gipsy, or Jewess; stately as a queen, with the proud grandeur of Juno.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
I am, indeed, Juno, the Queen of the goddesses of Mount Olympus!
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
She had slowly moved backwards while he was speaking, till she leaned against the pedestal of a colossal bust of Juno.
"Stradella" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
Her beauty was that of Juno, for she was imperial and a trifle haughty in her manner.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
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In poetry:

Lo! she cometh in her beauty,
Stately with a Juno grace,
Raven locks, Madonna-braided
O'er her sweet and blushing face:
"The Buried Flower" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
Attend, O Juno, with thy sober Ear,
Attend, gay Venus, Parent of Desire,
This one fond Wish if you refuse to hear,
Oh let me with this Sigh of Love expire.
"Elegy VIII" by James Hammond
Yes, I will make you, though you seem so calm,
Look from your blue eyes that divinest joy
As was in Juno's, when she made great Jove
Forget the war and half his heaven in Troy.
"The Force Of Love" by William H Davies
I have no vision of gods, not of Eros with love-arrows laden,
Jupiter thundering death or of Juno his white-breasted queen,
Yet have I seen
All of the joy of the world in the innocent heart of a maiden.
"Vision" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
In twilight still the shore remained;
But, toiling upward through the night,
A wistful mother had just gained
The summit of the sacred height,
Where Juno's far-famed statue stood,--
Palladium of motherhood.
"The Gift Of Juno" by John Lawson Stoddard
"Immortal goddess, not in vain
Do mothers lift their souls to thee;
Their love, their hopes, their fears, their pain
Thy heart can feel, thine eyes can see;
Deign, therefore, my sweet babes to bless,
O Juno, fount of tenderness!
"The Gift Of Juno" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

INTERVIEWS Feist Wins Big at 2012 Juno Awards.
Dallas Green wins Juno award for Best Songwriter.
Juno Lighting Group, Des Plaines, Ill. Has developed new Current-Limiting Subpanels and Current-Limiting Track Feeds to help users comply with stringent energy codes such as ASHRAE/IESNA or California Title 24.
The ' Juno ' Effect Strikes Again.
Fox puts ' Juno ' on iTunes.
Fox bowed ' Juno ' on DVD and as a download-to-own on iTunes Tuesday.
' Juno ,' 'There Will be Blood'.
Juno 's Original Cast Album from 1959.
" Juno " Wins Top Spirit Award.
The pregnancy comedy " Juno " was chosen as the year's best independent film and won two other honors Saturday at the Spirit Awards, including best actress for Ellen Page.
What do Uno, the first beagle to win the Westminster Dog Show, and " Juno ," the Oscar nominated film about a pregnant teenager, have in common.
" Juno " Director Follows In Dad's Footsteps.
Jason Reitman, right, a Best Director nominee for " Juno ," arrives with his father, director Ivan Reitman, at the Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif, Feb 4, 2008.
I saw the movie Juno over the holidays.
Regarding " Juno ," The Movie: How Come Paulie Gets The Girl But I Never Did.
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In science:

Substantial differential rotation in Jupiter, potentially detectable by the forthcoming Juno orbiter, was one of main predictions of the MHVTB paper.
Comparison of Jupiter Interior Models Derived from First-Principles Simulations
Furthermore, the accuracy of radio and laser radar links of future missions like BepiColumbo or Juno require modelling of the light travel time at the level of millimeters.
Efficient computation of the quadrupole light deflection
BepiColumbo or Juno require modelling of the light travel time at the level of millimeters.
Efficient computation of the quadrupole light deflection
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