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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Selene mean? 

SELENE (noun)
  The noun SELENE has 2 senses:

1. (Greek mythology) goddess of the moon in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Luna
2. a genus of Carangidae

  Familiarity information: SELENE used as a noun is rare.

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SELENE (noun)

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(Greek mythology) goddess of the moon in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Luna

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

Greek deity (a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks)

Domain category:

Greek mythology (the mythology of the ancient Greeks)

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A genus of Carangidae

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals


genus Selene; Selene

Hypernyms ("Selene" is a kind of...):

fish genus (any of various genus of fish)

Holonyms ("Selene" is a member of...):

Carangidae; family Carangidae (large family of narrow-bodied marine food fishes with widely forked tails; chiefly of warm seas)

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