luna, luni-, lun-, lunu-

(Latin: moon, light, shine)

apolune (s) (noun), apolunes (pl)
The point in the orbit of a spacecraft circling the moon when it is farthest from the moon's center.
circumlunar (adjective), more circumlunar, most circumlunar
1. A reference to revolving or rotating around the moon.
2. Characteristic of surrounding the moon.
cislunar (adjective), more cislunar, most cislunar
Relating to or referring to something that is situated between the earth and the moon.
demilune (s) (noun), demilunes (s)
1. A half-moon or a crescent moon .
2. A crescent-shaped cell; such as, one of the serous cells of the submandibular salivary gland
ex luna scientia (Latin)
Translation: "From the moon, knowledge."

The words, ex luna scientia were inscribed on the mission patch worn on the uniforms of the crew of Apollo 13.

The phrase was the motto of the moon mission and was derived from ex scientia tridens, the motto of Jim Lovell's Alma Mater, the United States Naval Academy.

Jim Lovell was a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy, who was most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure on the way to the moon, but it was brought back safely to earth with the skills of the crew and the mission control staff.

illunis (adjuctive) (not comparable)
Moonless, without moonlight.
interlunar (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to the period between the old and new moon during which the moon is not visible from the Earth.
interlunary (adjective) (not comparable)
Descriptive of a period or time when the moon can't be seen from this planet.
interlunation (s) (noun), interlunations (pl)
The period of time between the old and new moon.
loony, looney, luny
1. An offensive term that deliberately insults someone's intelligence and ability to act rationally.
2. Someone who behaves in an eccentric or thoughtless way.
3. A shortening, informal, and altered version of lunatic.
1. A personified reference to the moon.
2. When capitalized, Luna refers to the Roman goddess of the moon. The Greek equivalent is Selene.
The lunar lowlands (the dark-colored regions as seen from the earth).
1. The condition of being a lunatic; intermittent insanity such as was formerly supposed to be brought about by the changes of the moon; now applied generally to any form of insanity (idiocy is usually excepted).

In legal use, such mental unsoundness that interferes with civil rights or transactions. Also, a fit or attack of such insanity.

2. It is now considered an offensive term for any psychiatric disorder that rendered patients legally incompetent and required them to be taken into care.

This term was supposedly never used by physicians in medical or psychiatric contexts.

3. Now, it is considered to be an unintelligent, inconsiderate, or misguided behavior, or an example of it.
4. A foolish act.
lunambulism (s) (noun), lunambulisms (pl)
A kind of somnambulism (sleep walking) supposedly as a result of the moon's influence.
lunar (adjective), more lunar, most lunar
1. A reference to the moon.
2. Of or belonging to the moon; situated in the moon; formerly, often influenced by or dependent upon the moon, or supposed to be so.
3. Relating to a moon or its movement around a planet, especially the moon in relation to the earth.
4. Pertaining to something that is used in space travel or anything used on the moon.
5. Like the moon; specifically, pale, pallid; or orbed, round or circular-shaped.
6. In mythology and science fiction, an inhabitant of the moon.
Of or referring to the moon.
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Etymologically related "light, shine, glow" word families: ethero-; fulg-; luco-; lumen-, lum-; lustr-; phengo-; pheno-; phospho-; photo-; scinti-, scintill-; splendo-.

A cross reference of word units that are related, directly or indirectly, to the: "moon": Calendar, Moon Facts; Chemical Element: selenium; Gods and Goddesses; Luna, the earth moon; menisc-; meno-; Planets in Motion; plano- seleno-.