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Diana

Noun

1 English aristocrat who was the first wife of Prince Charles; her death in an automobile accident in Paris produced intense national mourning (1961-1997) [syn: Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, Lady Diana Frances Spencer]
2 (Roman mythology) virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon; counterpart of Greek Artemis

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English

Etymology

From the Greek meaning "success", as in ta ekane diana which translates as "he hit target"

Pronunciation

Proper noun

  1. 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. A given name

Related terms

Translations

Roman goddess
  • Danish: Diana
  • French: Diane
  • German: Diana
  • Swedish: Diana
female given name
  • Czech: Diana
  • Danish: Diana
  • French: Diane
  • German: Diana
  • Swedish: Diana

Quotations

  • Acts 19:27:
    So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and all the world worshippeth.
  • 1605 William Camden: Remains Concerning Britain. John Russell Smith, 1870. p.56:
    But succeeding ages (little regarding S.Chrysosthome's admonition to the contrary) 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.

Czech

Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Diana.

Danish

Proper noun

  1. Diana.
  2. A given name.

German

Proper noun

  1. Diana.
  2. A given name.

Swedish

Proper noun

  1. Diana.
  2. A given name.

Extensive Definition

Diana may refer to:
In mythology:
People bearing the name:
In music:
In fiction and TV:
  • Diana (TV series), a television series starring Patsy Kensit and Jenny Seagrove
  • "Diana" (Spooks), final episode of the 4th series of Spooks, concerning the above-mention former Princess of Wales
  • Diana (Sailor Moon), a fictional character in the Japanese anime Sailor Moon
  • Diana the Acrobat from the Dungeons & Dragons (TV series)
  • Diana, the main antagonist in the 1980s science fiction television series V
  • Diana (MÄR), a major antagonist in the manga and anime series MÄR
  • Diana Prince, better known as Wonder Woman, a superhero from DC Comics (aka Princess Diana, her title and name on her home of Paradise Island)
In geography:
In astronomy:
In other fields:
Diana in Tosk Albanian: Diana
Diana in Bulgarian: Диана (пояснение)
Diana in Danish: Diana
Diana in German: Diana
Diana in Spanish: Diana
Diana in French: Diana
Diana in Icelandic: Díana
Diana in Italian: Diana
Diana in Hebrew: דיאנה
Diana in Dutch: Diana
Diana in Japanese: ダイアナ
Diana in Norwegian: Diana
Diana in Polish: Diana
Diana in Portuguese: Diana
Diana in Romanian: Diana (dezambiguizare)
Diana in Russian: Диана
Diana in Turkish: Diana
Diana in Volapük: Diana
Diana in Chinese: 黛安娜

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Agdistis, Amor, Aphrodite, Apollo, Apollon, Ares, Artemis, Ashtoreth, Astarte, Ate, Athena, Bacchus, Ceres, Cora, Cronus, Cupid, Cybele, Cynthia, Demeter, Despoina, Dionysus, Dis, Eros, Gaea, Gaia, Ge, Great Mother, Hades, Hecate, Hekate, Helios, Hephaestus, Hera, Here, Hermes, Hestia, Hymen, Hyperion, Jove, Juno, Jupiter, Jupiter Fidius, Jupiter Fulgur, Jupiter Optimus Maximus, Jupiter Pluvius, Jupiter Tonans, Kore, Kronos, Luna, Magna Mater, Mars, Mercury, Minerva, Mithras, Momus, Neptune, Nike, Olympians, Olympic gods, Ops, Orcus, Persephassa, Persephone, Phoebe, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollo, Pluto, Poseidon, Proserpina, Proserpine, Rhea, Saturn, Selene, Tellus, Venus, Vesta, Vulcan, Zeus
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