Bellona

See also: bellona

EnglishEdit

 
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Bellona astronomical symbol

EtymologyEdit

From Latin, related to bellum.

Proper nounEdit

Bellona

  1. (Roman mythology) Roman goddess of war, wife or sister of Mars. Equivalent to the Greek goddess Enyo.
    • (Can we date this quote by Thomas Campbell and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      But time will teach the Russ, ev'n conquering War
      Has handmaid arts: aye, aye, the Russ will woo
      All sciences that speed Bellona's car,
      All murder's tactic arts, and win them too []
  2. (astronomy) 28 Bellona, a main belt asteroid.

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NounEdit

Bellona (plural Bellonas)

  1. A woman of great spirit and vigour.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin Bellōna.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌbɛˈloː.naː/
  • Hyphenation: Bel‧lo‧na

Proper nounEdit

Bellona f

  1. Bellona (Roman goddess of war)

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From older Duellōna by a regular sound change. Cognate with Ancient Greek δύη (dúē, misery, pain) and with bellum (war)

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Bellōna f (genitive Bellōnae); first declension

  1. Goddess of war, sister (or sometimes wife) of Mars

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Bellōna Bellōnae
Genitive Bellōnae Bellōnārum
Dative Bellōnae Bellōnīs
Accusative Bellōnam Bellōnās
Ablative Bellōnā Bellōnīs
Vocative Bellōna Bellōnae

SynonymsEdit

  • (goddess of war): Enȳō (Greek equivalent)

ReferencesEdit

  • Bellōna in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Bellona in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Bellona in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Bellona in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Bellona in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray