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From Latin luna (moon).

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Lune

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Lunes

Lune (plural Lunes)
  1. (obsolete) A fit of lunacy or madness; a period of frenzy; a crazy or unreasonable freak.
    These dangerous, unsafe lunes i' the king. Shakespeare

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French lune, from Latin luna.

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Lune

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Lunes

Lune (plural Lunes)
  1. A concave figure formed by the intersection of the arcs of two circles on a plane, or on a sphere the intersection between two great semicircles.
    • 1984: What he worried about was any eventual convexity, a shrinking, it might be, of the planet itself to some palpable curvature of whatever he would be standing on, so that he would be left sticking out like a projected radius, unsheltered and reeling across the empty lunes of his tiny sphere. — Thomas Pynchon, Slow Learner
  2. anything crescent-shaped

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The corresponding convex shape is sometimes called a lune, but is, strictly, a lens.

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Alteration of lyon.

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Lune

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Lunes

Lune (plural Lunes)
  1. (hawking) A leash for a hawk.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book VI:
      than he was ware of a faucon com over his hede fleyng towarde an hyghe elme, and longe lunes aboute her feete.

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From Latin lūna.

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Lune f. (plural Lunes)

  1. (astronomy) moon.

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lune f.

  1. Plural form of luna.

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Latin luna.

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Lune f. (nominative singular lune)

  1. the Moon

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