Di·​ana dī-ˈa-nə How to pronounce Diana (audio)
: an ancient Italian goddess of the forest and of childbirth who was identified with the moon goddess Artemis by the Romans

Word History



First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Diana was in the 13th century

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“Diana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Diana. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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