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sɪˈli nise·lene

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Selenenoun

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

  2. Selene, genus Selenenoun

    a genus of Carangidae


  1. Selenenoun

    the moon

  2. Selenenoun

    The goddess of the Moon.

    Balancing Arria is the union of Selene and Endymion. In the center of the main panel Selene descends from her chariot, whose horses are held by a nymph, to join Endymion, who lies to the right.

  3. Selenenoun

    A female given name from Ancient Greek.

    "Selene, I am going to get you out of bed and sit you in the chair for a minute. I want to put this heavy blanket and sheet on your bed so it will keep your new bedding clean."

  4. Selenenoun

    The Moon.


  1. Selene

    In ancient Greek mythology and religion, Selene (; Greek: Σελήνη pronounced [selɛ̌ːnɛː], meaning "Moon") is the personification of the Moon. Also known as Mene, she is traditionally the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia, and sister of the sun god Helios and the dawn goddess Eos. She drives her moon chariot across the heavens. Several lovers are attributed to her in various myths, including Zeus, Pan, and the mortal Endymion. In post-classical times, Selene was often identified with Artemis, much as her brother, Helios, was identified with Apollo. Selene and Artemis were also associated with Hecate and all three were regarded as moon and lunar goddesses, but only Selene was regarded as the personification of the Moon itself. Her Roman equivalent is Luna.


  1. selene

    Selene is a figure from Greek mythology, often recognized as the goddess of the moon. She is also identified with Artemis and Hecate, two other lunar deities from Greek mythology. The term "Selene" can also refer to a genus of fish known as moonfish. In broader terms, it is often used to refer to anything related to the moon.



    SELENE, better known in Japan by its nickname Kaguya after the legendary Japanese moon princess, was the second Japanese lunar orbiter spacecraft. Produced by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science and the National Space Development Agency, both now part of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the spacecraft was launched on September 14, 2007. After successfully orbiting the moon for a year and eight months, the main orbiter was instructed to impact on the lunar surface near the crater Gill at 18:25 UTC on June 10, 2009. The orbiter's nickname, Kaguya, was selected by the general public. It comes from the name of a lunar princess in the ancient Japanese folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. After their successful release, its sub-satellites, Rstar and Vstar, were named Okina and Ouna, also derived from characters in the tale.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Selene

    sē-lē′nē, n. (Gr. myth.) the goddess of the moon, the Latin Luna—also Phœbe: a genus of carangoid fishes, the moon-fishes.—n. Selē′niscope, an instrument for observing the moon.—adj. Selēnocen′tric, having relation to the centre of the moon.—ns. Selē′nograph, a delineation of the moon; Selēnog′rapher, a student of selenography.—adjs. Selēnograph′ic, -al.—ns. Selēnog′raphist, a selenographer; Selēnog′raphy, description of the moon.—adj. Selēnolog′ical, pertaining to the physiography of the moon.—ns. Selēnol′ogist, a selenographer; Selēnol′ogy, selenography.—adj. Selēnōtrop′ic, turning to the moon.—ns. Selēnot′ropism, Selēnot′ropy. [Gr. selēnē.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Selene

    in the Greek mythology the moon-goddess, the sister of Helios, and designated Phoebe as he was Phoebus; she became by Endymion the mother of 50 daughters.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Selene in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Selene in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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