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Lewis : luna

luna, lūna, ae (gen. lunai, Lucr. 5, 69), f. contr. for luc-na, from root luc; v. luceo, the moon. Lit.: dimidiata, Cato, R. R. 37: extrema et prima, Varr. R. R. 1, 37: solis annuos cursus spatiis menstruis luna consequitur, Cic. N. D. 2, 19, 50; 2, 40, 103; id. Ac. 2, 39, 123: cum luna laboret, is eclipsed, id. Tusc. 1, 38, 92: lunae defectus, Liv. 26, 5: lunae defectio, Quint. 1, 10, 47: siderum regina bicornis, Hor. C. S. 35: aurea, Ov. M. 10, 448: nivea, id. ib. 14, 367: minor, Hor. S. 2, 8, 31: dimidia, Plin. 18, 32, 75, § 323: plena, id. 11, 30, 36, § 109: nova, id. 18, 32, 75, § 322: intermenstrua, id. 18, 32, 75, § 322: lunae senium, id. 7, 48, 49, § 155: lunae coitus, id. 16, 39, 74, § 190: crescens, Col. 2, 15: decrescens, id. 2, 5: tertia, quarta, quinta, etc., the third, fourth, fifth, etc., day after the new moon, id. 2, 10: laborans, an eclipse of the moon, Juv. 6, 442: corniculata, dividua, protumida, plena, App. de Deo Socr.

Transf. A month: centesima revolvente se luna, Plin. 18, 25, 57, § 217; cf. Ov. M. 7, 531.

A night: roscida, Verg. G. 3, 337: immeritae omnia lunae, Prop. 4, 4, 23.

The figure of a half-moon, a crescent, lune, Stat. Th. 6, 289. —Esp., the badge worn by senators on their shoes: felix ... appositam nigrae lunam subtexit alutae, Juv. 7, 191: patricia, Stat. S. 5, 2, 27; cf. Isid. Orig. 19, 34, and lunula.

The semicircular cartilages in the throat, Sid. Carm. 7, 191.

Personified: Lūna, the Moon-goddess: Volcanus, Luna, Sol, Dies, di quattuor, Plaut. Bacch. 2, 3, 21; Ov. F. 4, 374; Aus. Ep. 5, 3; 19, 3; cf. Stat. Th. 12, 299 sqq.; Hyg. Fab. praef.: Aristoteles ... Minervam esse lunam probabilibus argumentis explicat, Arn. 3, 31. Her temple, built on the Aventine by Servius Tullius, was burned in Nero's reign, Liv. 40, 2, 2; Tac. A. 15, 41.