See also: Moon and mo-on

EnglishEdit

 
The Moon (waning crescent)
 
The Moon (full)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English mone, from Old English mōna (moon), from Proto-Germanic *mēnô (moon), from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s (moon, month), probably from *meh₁- (to measure). Cognate with Scots mone, mune, muin (moon), North Frisian muun (moon), West Frisian moanne (moon), Dutch maan (moon), German Mond (moon), Danish måne (moon), Norwegian Bokmål måne (moon), Norwegian Nynorsk måne (moon), Swedish måne (moon), Icelandic máni (moon), Latin mēnsis (month). See also month, a related term within Indo-European.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /muːn/
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  • Rhymes: -uːn

NounEdit

moon (plural moons)

  1. (mistaken capitalization of Moon, with "the", singular only) the Earth's only permanent natural satellite.
  2. (colloquial, by extension of Moon) Any natural satellite of a planet.
    The stargazer observed the moons of Jupiter for over a year.
    That's no moon, you idiot... it's a space station!
  3. (literary) A month, particularly a lunar month.
    • 1603, William Shakespeare, Othello:
      For since these arms of mine had seven years' pith,
      Till now some nine moons wasted, they have used
      Their dearest action in the tented field…
    • 1737, John Brickell, The natural history of North-Carolina, page 308-309:
      They number their age by Moons or Winters, and say a Woman or a Man is so many Moons old, and so they do with all memorable Actions in life, accounting it to be so many Moons or Winters since such or such a thing happened. Note: in earlier modern English, many nouns were capitalized, similar to present day German.
    • 1822, Thomas Love Peacock, Maid Marian, page 238:
      Many moons had waxed and waned when on the afternoon of a lovely summer day a lusty broad-boned knight was riding through the forest of Sherwood.
    • 2002, Russell Allen, "Incantations of the Apprentice", on Symphony X, The Odyssey.
      Through eerie reach of ancient woods / Where lumbering mists arise / I journey for nines moons of the year / To where a land of legend lies
    They stayed with their aunt and uncle for many moons.
  4. A crescent-like outwork in a fortification.
    The moons surrounding the city walls were built in the sixteenth century.
  5. The eighteenth trump/major arcana card of the Tarot.
  6. (cartomancy) The thirty-second Lenormand card.
  7. (card games) In hearts, the action of taking all the point cards in one hand.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Sranan Tongo: mun
  • Tok Pisin: mun
  • Torres Strait Creole: mun

TranslationsEdit

See moon/translations § Noun.

VerbEdit

moon (third-person singular simple present moons, present participle mooning, simple past and past participle mooned)

  1. (transitive, colloquial) To display one's buttocks to, typically as a jest, insult, or protest.
    The hooligans mooned the riot police.
    It was ill-advised of Sam to moon the photographer during the shoot.
  2. (intransitive, US, colloquial) (usually followed by over or after) To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated with someone.
    Sarah mooned over Sam's photograph for months.
    You've been mooning after her forever; why not just ask her out?
    • 2017 January 12, Jesse Hassenger, “A literal monster truck is far from the stupidest thing about Monster Trucks”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      On some level, the filmmakers behind Monster Trucks must have recognized the ill fit of Till playing a teenager, because they cast Jane Levy, a 27-year-old who can pass for younger but not a decade younger, as Meredith, a nerdy classmate of Tripp’s who moons over him as she insists on making an appointment to tutor him in biology.
  3. To spend time idly, absent-mindedly.
    • 1898, Joseph Conrad, Youth:
      We were only three on board. The poor old skipper mooned in the cabin.
  4. (transitive) To expose to the rays of the Moon.
    • (Can we date this quote by Holland and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      If they have it to be exceeding white indeed, they seethe it yet once more, after it hath been thus sunned and mooned.
  5. (transitive) To adorn with moons or crescents.
  6. (cryptocurrency) Of a coin or token: to rise in price rapidly.
    It is impractical if a currency moons and plummets often.
  7. (card games) To shoot the moon.

TranslationsEdit

See moon/translations § Verb.

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

 
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AnagramsEdit


BavarianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German man, from Old High German man, from Proto-Germanic *mann-. Cognate with German Mann, Dutch man, English man, Icelandic maður, Swedish man, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌽𐌰 (manna).

NounEdit

moon

  1. (Timau) man
  2. (Timau) husband

ReferencesEdit

  • “moon” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmoːn/, [ˈmo̞ːn]
  • Rhymes: -oːn
  • Syllabification: moon

ContractionEdit

moon

  1. (dialectal, southern Ostrobothnia) Contraction of oon (I'm).

AnagramsEdit


ManxEdit

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish mún.

NounEdit

moon m (genitive singular mooin, no plural)

  1. verbal noun of moon
  2. urine
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish múnaid (makes water, pisses).

VerbEdit

moon (past voon, future independent moonee, verbal noun moon or mooney, past participle moonit)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) urinate, micturate, pee

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
moon voon unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian man, from Proto-Germanic *mann-, probably ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mon-.

NounEdit

moon m

  1. (Mooring) man

TeopEdit

NounEdit

moon

  1. woman

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