Disputatio:Iulietta (satelles)

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I should read some astrology. Luna isn't specific to our moon is it?--Ioshus (disp) 00:45, 26 Octobris 2006 (UTC)[reply]

To the old Romans, it must have been—but hey, times change! The etymology goes back to PIE *leuk-sna, from PIE *leuk-, 'light, brightness'. Our luna is most simply 'the shining thing'. IacobusAmor 03:11, 26 Octobris 2006 (UTC)[reply]
We had a discussion of this issue long ago, but I can't seem to find it now. People have generally used satelles to keep "a moon" distinct from "The Moon," but this isn't necessary: I did eventually find a citation for luna being used for the moon of another planet in an astronomical author. Gotta find that discussion... --Iustinus 05:07, 26 Octobris 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Here you posted "in 1656 Christian Huygens wrote a piece called De Saturni luna observatio nova". —Myces Tiberinus 10:22, 26 Octobris 2006 (UTC)[reply]
However, we may have a problem: Wikipedia says the moon in question is Juliet, while Julietta is an asteroid, so whoever drafted our stub seems not to have gotten it quite right. IacobusAmor 03:11, 26 Octobris 2006 (UTC)[reply]