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daɪˈæn əDi·ana

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Diana, Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, Lady Diana Frances Spencernoun

    English aristocrat who was the first wife of Prince Charles; her death in an automobile accident in Paris produced intense national mourning (1961-1997)

  2. Diananoun

    (Roman mythology) virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon; counterpart of Greek Artemis


  1. Diananoun

    The daughter of Latona and Jupiter, and twin sister of Apollo. The virgin moon goddess of the hunt, associated wild animals and the forest or wilderness, and an emblem of chastity.

  2. Diananoun

    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.

  3. Diananoun

    78 Diana, a main belt asteroid.

  4. Diananoun

    A female given name from Latin.

    But succeeding ages 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diananoun

    the daughter of Jupiter and Latona; a virgin goddess who presided over hunting, chastity, and marriage; -- identified with the Greek goddess Artemis

  2. Etymology: [L. Diana.]


  1. Diana

    In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the hunt, the moon and birthing, being associated with wild animals and woodland, and having the power to talk to and control animals. She was equated with the Greek goddess Artemis, though she had an independent origin in Italy. Diana was worshipped in ancient Roman religion and is revered in Roman Neopaganism and Stregheria. Dianic Wicca, a largely feminist form of the practice, is named for her. Diana was known to be the virgin goddess of childbirth and women. She was one of the three maiden goddesses, Diana, Minerva and Vesta, who swore never to marry. Oak groves were especially sacred to her. According to mythology, Diana was born with her twin brother Apollo on the island of Delos, daughter of Jupiter and Latona. Diana made up a triad with two other Roman deities: Egeria the water nymph, her servant and assistant midwife; and Virbius, the woodland god.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diana

    di-ā′na, or dī-an′a, n. an ancient Italian goddess of light, the moon-goddess, representative of chastity and hunting, afterwards identified with the Greek Artemis.—Diana of the Ephesians, a goddess of fertility worshipped at Ephesus.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Diana

    originally an Italian deity, dispenser of light, identified at length with the Greek goddess Artemis, and from the first with the moon; she was a virgin goddess, and spent her time in the chase, attended by her maidens; her temple at Ephesus was one of the seven wonders of the world. See Artemis.

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  1. Diana

    (Di′ana), goddess of hunting and of chastity. She was the sister of Apollo, and daughter of Jupiter and Latona. She was known among the Greeks as Diana or Phoebe, and was honored as a triform goddess. As a celestial divinity she was called Luna; as a terrestrial Diana or Dictynna; and in the infernal regions Hecate.

Who Was Who?

  1. Diana

    An ancient sportswoman who loved fox hunting hounds, and the chase without the conventionalities of a society hunt. Address: Ephesus.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Diana' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3994

Anagrams for Diana »

  1. Andai

  2. Aidan

  3. Nadia

  4. naiad

  5. Ida'an

  6. Idaan

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Diana in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Diana in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Diana in a Sentence

  1. Louis Forsyth:

    Diana Birch went to hospital for corrective surgery and left with a life-changing injury from which Diana Birch will never recover, diana Birch led an incredibly full and active life prior to Diana Birch injury ; setting up addiction treatment and rehabilitation units in Afghanistan, hiking, dancing and training in Judo among other pastimes and pursuits.

  2. Jewell Loyd:

    Obviously, you want her back safe, but overseas is overseas and that’s what the focus of this campaign also is — to (show) how much women have to go through and not having the choice to stay home. All of us play overseas, and I think understanding that we have great marketing and great talent here in the states and understand that we should be here and be able to play here. So that’s the focus as well. You get better at your craft. BRITTNEY GRINER ARREST IN MIDST OF RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR 'KIND OF A PERFECT STORM,' SPORTS ATTORNEY SAYS Diana Taurasi, center, of Team USA greets Jewell Loyd (4) and Brittney Griner (15) as they make their way to the bench for a timeout at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena Aug. 6, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (Getty Images).

  3. Cindy Crawford:

    I feel like Cindy Crawford was in jeans and like a cashmere sweater and almost that vibe of being super laid back, so I also was probably a little, I mean it was uncomfortable, but it was sweet. It was a very sweet day and a great memory. Campbell then echoed Crawfords praise of the late princess, who died in 1997. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Loved Princess Princess Diana, I just loved Princess Diana.

  4. James Cowan:

    Terry Fincher/Princess Diana had that capacity to reach out and inspire people, and they like it and they want to fund it. And that’s why Terry Fincher/Princess Diana’s had such a profound legacy for us.

  5. Spun Gold:

    One of the problems from the whole Charles and Diana years is that when Diana became the star, it became a problem for the Prince of Wales, … Crowds would shout, ‘We want Diana!’ That didn’t play well. That was one of the warnings that came out of the film to Meghan. And what I’ve noticed is that [Markle and Harry] are very much a double act. They’re always together. And I think it will be interesting to see how that plays out over the years.

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