Origin of luneFrench from Classical Latin luna, the moon: see light
Origin of lunevariant, variety of loyn from Old French loigne from Medieval Latin longia from Classical Latin longus, long
Origin of luneLatin lūna moon ; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.
The area of this lune, the outer arc of which is a semicircle centered at M and the inner arc of which is a quarter circle centered at C, is equal to the area of the triangle ABC.
- (obsolete) A fit of lunacy or madness; a period of frenzy; a crazy or unreasonable freak
- 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
- Anything crescent-shaped
The corresponding convex shape is sometimes called a lune, but is, strictly, a lens.
- (hawking) A leash for a hawk
Alteration of lyon.