interlunar

adjective

in·​ter·​lu·​nar ˌin-tər-ˈlü-nər How to pronounce interlunar (audio)
variants or less commonly interlunary
: relating to the interval between old and new moon when the moon is invisible

Word History

Etymology

probably from Middle French interlunaire, from Latin interlunium interlunar period, from inter- + luna moon — more at lunar

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interlunar was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Interlunar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interlunar. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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