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lunar

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French lunaire, from Latin lūnāris.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lunar (not comparable)

  1. Of, or pertaining to, the Moon; moonly.
    lunar observations
  2. Crescent-shaped, lunate.
  3. Resembling the moon; orbed.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
  4. Influenced by the moon, as in growth, character, or properties.
    lunar herbs
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  5. (alchemy) Of, or pertaining to, silver.

TranslationsEdit

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Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

lunar (plural lunars)

  1. (astronomy) A lunar distance.
  2. (anatomy) The middle bone of the proximal series of the carpus.

SynonymsEdit

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AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin lūnāris. Compare the inherited luar.

AdjectiveEdit

lunar m, f (plural lunares)

  1. lunar

NounEdit

lunar m (plural lunares)

  1. mole, birthmark

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin lūnāris. Cognate of luar.

AdjectiveEdit

lunar m, f (plural lunares; comparable)

  1. lunar

Etymology 2Edit

From Spanish lunar, from Latin lūnāris.

NounEdit

lunar m (plural lunares)

  1. mole, birthmark

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lūnāris.

AdjectiveEdit

lunar m, f (plural lunares)

  1. lunar

NounEdit

lunar m (plural lunares)

  1. mole, birthmark

Related termsEdit