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Diana (1)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin Diāna, of unknown origin. Theories include relationships with Latin deus (god), Latin dies (day) and a (reconstructed) name Divia.[1]

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Proper nounEdit

Diana

  1. (Roman mythology) The daughter of Latona and Jupiter, and twin sister of Apollo; the goddess of the hunt, associated wild animals and the forest or wilderness, and an emblem of chastity; the Roman counterpart of Artemis.
    • :
      So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and all the world worshippeth.
  2. (astronomy) Short for 78 Diana, a main belt asteroid.
  3. A female given name.
    • 1605 William Camden, Remains Concerning Britain, John Russell Smith, 1870, page 56:
      But succeeding ages (little regarding S. Chrysosthome's admonition to the contrary) have recalled prophane names, so as now Diana, Cassandra, Hyppolytus, Venus, Lais, names of unhappy disaster are as rife, as ever they were in paganism.
    • 1993 James Kirkup, Queens Have Died Young and Fair, P. Owen, ISBN 0720608864, page 94:
      A wholesome British name like Diana, Anne, Margaret or Elizabeth impresses a judge much more than all your vulgar Marilyns, Donnas, Madonnas and Dawns.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “Diana” in: J. van der Schaar, “Woordenboek van voornamen”, 8. druk, Utrecht 1994, Prisma Woordenboeken, Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, ISBN 90-274-3469-7

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CzechEdit

 
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Proper nounEdit

Diana f

  1. Diana (Roman goddess)
  2. A female given name, cognate to Diana.

Further readingEdit

  • Diana in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • Diana in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Diana

  1. (Roman mythology) Diana
  2. A female given name.

EstonianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Diana

  1. (Roman mythology) Diana
  2. A female given name.

FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Diana f

  1. A female given name

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

  • son of Diana: Dianuson
  • daughter of Diana: Dianudóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Diana
Accusative Dianu
Dative Dianu
Genitive Dianu

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Diana

  1. (Roman mythology) Diana
  2. A female given name.

ItalianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Diana f

  1. (Roman mythology) Diana
  2. A female given name
  3. A surname​.
  4. Giuseppe Diana, Italian priest killed by the Mafia

AnagramsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

Diana

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ディアナ

LatinEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Diāna f (genitive Diānae); first declension

  1. (Roman mythology) Diana, the daughter of Latona and Jupiter, and twin sister of Apollo; the goddess of the hunt, associated wild animals and the forest or wilderness, and an emblem of chastity; the Roman counterpart of Artemis.

DeclensionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative Diāna Diānae
genitive Diānae Diānārum
dative Diānae Diānīs
accusative Diānam Diānās
ablative Diānā Diānīs
vocative Diāna Diānae

DescendantsEdit

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin Diāna.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Diana f

  1. (Roman mythology) Diana (Roman goddess)
  2. A female given name

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SlovakEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Diana f (genitive Diany, nominative plural Diany) declension pattern žena

  1. A female given name.
  2. (Roman mythology) Diana

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Further readingEdit

  • Diana in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SpanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Diana f

  1. (Roman mythology) Diana
  2. A female given name.

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SwedishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Diana c (genitive Dianas)

  1. (Roman mythology) Diana
  2. A female given name.