Definition of Selene

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) goddess of the Moon in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Luna.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Greek Deity



2. Noun. A genus of Carangidae.
Exact synonyms: Genus Selene
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Carangidae, Family Carangidae

Definition of Selene

1. Proper noun. (Greek god) The goddess of the Moon. ¹

2. Proper noun. (qualifier rare) (Ancient Greek female given name). ¹

3. Proper noun. (qualifier poetic) the moon ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Selene

Selaginellaceae
Selaginellales
Selah
Selangor
Selar
Selar crumenophthalmus
Selcraig
Seldinger technique
Select
Selected Area Electron Diffraction
Selective Service System
Selects
Selena
Selenarctos
Selenarctos thibetanus
Selene (current term)
Selene setapinnis
Selene vomer
Selenicereus
Selenicereus grandiflorus
Selenipedium
Selenomonas
Seles
Seleucus
Seleucus I
Seleucus I Nicator
Selina
Selivanoff's test
Seljuckian
Seljuk

Literary usage of Selene

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Warner Library by Charles Dudley Warner, Harry Morgan Ayres, John William Cunliffe, Helen Rex Keller, Gerhard Richard Lomer (1917)
"Selene—Ask that son of yours, Aphrodite. He is to blame for all this. ... Selene—To my mind he is very handsome indeed, Aphrodite; especially when he lies ..."

2. A Hand-book to the Order Lepidoptera by William Forsell Kirby (1896)
"Papilio selene, Denis and Schiff., Syst. Verz. Schmett. Wien, p. 321, no. ii (1776); ... selene, Steph., 111. Brit. Ent. Haust., i-, p. ..."

3. Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox (1916)
"Selene ("Moon") was too transparently a definite material body to become invested with the many and varied traits which go to make up a great personality. ..."

4. The Old and New Testament connected in the history of the Jews and by Humphrey Prideaux (1836)
"Selene was called Cleopatra,10 and so- were also two other of her sisters. And, in like manner, their daughter of Lathyrus, whose proper name was Berenice, ..."

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