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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diana  \Di*a"na\,  n.  [L.  Diana.]  (Myth.) 
  The  daughter  of  Jupiter  and  Latona;  a  virgin  goddess  who 
  presided  over  hunting,  chastity,  and  marriage;  --  identified 
  with  the  Greek  goddess  {Artemis}. 
 
  And  chaste  Diana  haunts  the  forest  shade.  --Pope. 
 
  {Diana  monkey}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  handsome,  white-bearded  monkey 
  of  West  Africa  ({Cercopithecus  Diana}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Diana 
  n  :  (Roman  mythology)  virgin  goddess  of  the  hunt  and  the  moon; 
  counterpart  of  Greek  Artemis  [syn:  {Diana}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Diana,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  26217 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  DIANA 
 
  Descriptive  Intermediate  Attributed  Notation  for  Ada. 
 
  A  {de  facto  standard}  intermediate  language  for  {Ada} 
  programs,  developed  by  Goos  and  Wulf  at  CMU  in  Jan  1981. 
  DIANA  is  an  {attributed  tree}  representation,  with  an  abstract 
  interface  defined  in  {Interface  Description  Language}  (Nestor, 
  Lamb  and  Wulf,  CMU,  1981;  Snodgrass(?),  1989(?)).  DIANA 
  resulted  from  a  merger  of  {AIDA}  and  {TCOL.Ada}. 
 
  ["DIANA  -  An  Intermediate  Language  for  Ada",  G.T.  Goos  et  al 
  LNCS  161,  Springer  1983]. 
 
  (1994-11-11) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Diana 
  so  called  by  the  Romans;  called  Artemis  by  the  Greeks,  the 
  great"  goddess  worshipped  among  heathen  nations  under  various 
  modifications.  Her  most  noted  temple  was  that  at  Ephesus.  It  was 
  built  outside  the  city  walls,  and  was  one  of  the  seven  wonders 
  of  the  ancient  world.  "First  and  last  it  was  the  work  of  220 
  years;  built  of  shining  marble;  342  feet  long  by  164  feet  broad; 
  supported  by  a  forest  of  columns,  each  56  feet  high;  a  sacred 
  museum  of  masterpieces  of  sculpture  and  painting.  At  the  centre, 
  hidden  by  curtains,  within  a  gorgeous  shrine,  stood  the  very 
  ancient  image  of  the  goddess,  on  wood  or  ebony  reputed  to  have 
  fallen  from  the  sky.  Behind  the  shrine  was  a  treasury,  where  as 
  in  'the  safest  bank  in  Asia,'  nations  and  kings  stored  their 
  most  precious  things  The  temple  as  St  Paul  saw  it  subsisted 
  till  A.D.  262,  when  it  was  ruined  by  the  Goths"  (Acts 
  19:23-41).,  Moule  on  Ephesians:  Introd. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Diana,  luminous,  perfect 
 




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