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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

Wiktionary

  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.

    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. Diananoun

    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. 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.

    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. Diananoun

    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.

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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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. Royalty TV co-founder Nick Bullen:

    If Diana were around today, I think she would have banged their heads together like any mother, i’m told by people that knew her well that she would regularly sit the boys down and say to them, ‘You only have each other. You two are the only ones who know what it’s like to go through this life. You have to look after each other.' And they did. They were such an amazing team for so long.

  2. Prince Harry:

    The Royal Collection Shop said online. The real ring was designed by Prince Harry and nods to Prince Harry mother, Princess Diana, who died in 1997. The ring is — is obviously yellow gold because that's... her favorite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the — the little diamonds either side are from my mother's jewelry collection to make sure that she's with us on this — on this crazy journey together.

  3. Earl Spencer:

    This was what led me to talk to Diana about such things, this, in turn, led to the meeting where I introduced Diana to Martin Bashir, on September 19, 1995. This then led to the interview.

  4. Spun Gold:

    When the royal family was writing these blueprints for royal brides, Meghan couldn’t have been further from their original idea, it was blonde, English roses from aristocratic families. [Harry’s older brother] William bent that rule by marrying a girl from a much more middle-class family. Britain's Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, London, on Nov. 27, 2017. (Reuters) And Harry is taking it a stage further… History proves with the most recent royal wives of Windsor that if you don’t stay in your lane, you can fall down. Diana became the star and that marriage didn’t work. Fergie was fun, free loving and a breath of fresh air. But that didn’t work.

  5. 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.

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