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paraselene

Line breaks: para|se¦lene
Pronunciation: /ˌparəsɪˈliːni
 
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Definition of paraselene in English:

noun (plural paraselenae /-niː/)

A bright spot in the sky similar to a parhelion but formed by moonlight.

Origin

mid 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek para- 'beside' + selēnē 'moon'.

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