luna, luni-, lun-, lunu-
(Latin: moon, light, shine)
2. Characteristic of surrounding the moon.
2. Crescent-shaped; semilunar.
3. A crescent-shaped cell; such as, one of the serous cells of the submandibular salivary gland.
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.
2. Someone who behaves in an eccentric or thoughtless way.
3. A shortening, informal, and altered version of lunatic.
2. When capitalized, Luna refers to the Roman goddess of the moon. The Greek equivalent is Selene.
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.
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.