Origin of lunateClassical Latin lunatus, past participle of lunare, to bend like a half-moon ; from luna, the moon: see light
Shaped like a crescent.
Archaeology A small stone artifact, probably an arrowhead, with a blunt straight edge and a sharpened, crescent-shaped back, especially characteristic of the Mesolithic Period.
Origin of lunateLatin l&umacron;natus, past participle of l&umacron;nare, to bend like a crescent, from l&umacron;na, moon; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more lunate, superlative most lunate)
- Shaped like a crescent.
- a lunate beak