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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Diana, Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, Lady Diana Frances Spencer(noun)

    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. Diana(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. Diana(ProperNoun)

    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. Diana(ProperNoun)

    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.

    Etymology: Borrowed from Late Latin Diāna, short form of Latin Dīāna, derived by syncope from Old Latin Dīvāna, equivalent to dīvus +‎ -āna; roughly akin to Proto-Italic *deiwā ("goddess") + Proto-Indo-European *-néh₂. Originally an Old Italic divinity of light and the moon; later identified as the Roman counterpart to Greek goddess Artemis. Cognate of Attic Greek Διώνη ( Diṓnē ) , similarly syncopated from older Ancient Greek Διϝωνη ( Diwōnē ) , whence via Latin Diōne is derived English Dione used in various ways across astronomy, chemistry, biology, and as a given name. From the same root Proto-Indo-European *dyúh₃onh₂- also potentially cognate to English June via Latin Jūnō.

  3. Diana(ProperNoun)

    78 Diana, a main belt asteroid.

    Etymology: Borrowed from Late Latin Diāna, short form of Latin Dīāna, derived by syncope from Old Latin Dīvāna, equivalent to dīvus +‎ -āna; roughly akin to Proto-Italic *deiwā ("goddess") + Proto-Indo-European *-néh₂. Originally an Old Italic divinity of light and the moon; later identified as the Roman counterpart to Greek goddess Artemis. Cognate of Attic Greek Διώνη ( Diṓnē ) , similarly syncopated from older Ancient Greek Διϝωνη ( Diwōnē ) , whence via Latin Diōne is derived English Dione used in various ways across astronomy, chemistry, biology, and as a given name. From the same root Proto-Indo-European *dyúh₃onh₂- also potentially cognate to English June via Latin Jūnō.

  4. Diana(ProperNoun)

    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.

    Etymology: Borrowed from Late Latin Diāna, short form of Latin Dīāna, derived by syncope from Old Latin Dīvāna, equivalent to dīvus +‎ -āna; roughly akin to Proto-Italic *deiwā ("goddess") + Proto-Indo-European *-néh₂. Originally an Old Italic divinity of light and the moon; later identified as the Roman counterpart to Greek goddess Artemis. Cognate of Attic Greek Διώνη ( Diṓnē ) , similarly syncopated from older Ancient Greek Διϝωνη ( Diwōnē ) , whence via Latin Diōne is derived English Dione used in various ways across astronomy, chemistry, biology, and as a given name. From the same root Proto-Indo-European *dyúh₃onh₂- also potentially cognate to English June via Latin Jūnō.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diana(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. Diana.]

Freebase

  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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Mythology

  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.

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

How to pronounce Diana?

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Numerology

  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. The Bodyguard:

    Sarah Ferguson was really important. I always respect Sarah Ferguson because Sarah Ferguson's the one that set up the conversation between me and Princess Diana, sarah Ferguson was the one that set it up, and Sarah Ferguson never said,' Well, what about me ? I'm a princess, too.' She was just so supportive of the idea.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I hope Princess Diana's looking at --- Princess Diana is really hot. Princess Diana has gained 20-25 pounds, Princess Diana looks great, there could be a love interest. I'd become King of England. King of England. I'd have to leave, I'd have to lose the New York accent quickly. See they wouldn't like my accent over there.

  3. Jay Wallace:

    From her breaking news headlines at the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to her reporting after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the investigation into Princess Diana's death, she has always been at the forefront of every beat she has covered.

  4. Tim Graham:

    I remember at the time thinking the words really familiar. I looked back at that speech that Diana gave at a charity engagement when she officially stood back from her official public duties. And the words almost mirrored each other, and it was like Harry had gone back and looked up what his mother had said at such an important time in his life because, of course, he cant ask her for that advice himself, so he instead looks at the path that she already took on. And so there are these moments where we see a similarity in the decision she makes. And Im sure that that in itself makes Harry realize that he is doing the right thing and that his mother would approve.

  5. Diana Jimnez Medina:

    Her mother, Diana Jimnez Medina, graced the cover of the mag with her A-list daughter ahead of Mother’s Day. Diana Jimnez Medina expressed her pride over her famous daughter and said she knew Hayek was destined for great things. I always knew that Salmita would be something big in her life because of her personality, her way of always working for what she wants, but she surprises me. She continues to surprise me more and more, there was one thing that I wanted : that was for Salma to be free to grow up and do whatever she wanted. Hayek has Valentina Paloma Pinault, Valentina Paloma Pinault. She said motherhood has impacted her greatly. Feeling responsible helps you develop as a human being … You learn a lot about yourself when you do something for someone else, Hayek said. The actress recently revealed to People magazine that Valentina Paloma Pinault has taken up a new odd business venture : making homemade slime.

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