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Heb. yareah, from its paleness (Ezra 6:15), and lebanah, the "white" (Song of Solomon 6:10; Isaiah 24:23), was appointed by the Creator to be with the sun "for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years" (Genesis 1:14-16). A lunation was among the Jews the period of a month, and several of their festivals were held on the day of the new moon. It is frequently referred to along with the sun (Joshua 10:12; Psalms 72:5, 7, 17; 89:36, 37; Ecclesiastes 12:2; Isaiah 24:23, etc.), and also by itself (Psalms 8:3; 121:6).
The great brilliance of the moon in Eastern countries led to its being early an object of idolatrous worship (Deuteronomy 4:19; 17:3; Job 31:26), a form of idolatry against which the Jews were warned (Deuteronomy 4:19; 17:3). They, however, fell into this idolatry, and offered incense (2 Kings 23:5; Jeremiah 8:2), and also cakes of honey, to the moon (Jeremiah 7:18; 44:17-19, 25).
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The moon held an important place in the kingdom of nature, as known to the Hebrews. Conjointly with the sun, it was appointed "for signs and for seasons, and for days and years;" though in this respect it exercised a more important influence, if by the "seasons" we understand the great religious festivals of the Jews, as is particularly stated in (Psalms 104:19) and more at length in Ecclus 43.6,7. The worship of the moon prevailed extensively among the nations of the East, and under a variety of aspects. It was one of the only two deities which commanded the reverence of all the Egyptians. The worship of the heavenly bodies is referred to in (Job 31:26,27) and Moses directly warns the Jews against it. (4:19) In the figurative language of Scripture, the moon is frequently noticed as presaging events of the greatest importance through the temporary or permanent withdrawal of its light. (Isaiah 13:10; Joel 2:31; Matthew 24:29; Mark 13:24)
1. The heavenly orb which revolves round the earth; a secondary planet or satellite of the earth, whose borrowed light is reflected to the earth and serves to dispel the darkness of night. Its mean distance from the earth is 60 1/2 semidiameters of the earth, or 240, 000 miles. Its revolution round the earth in 27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, constitutes the lunar month.
2. A month. This is the sense in which rude nations use the name of the moon; as seven moons.
Half-moon, in fortification, a figure resembling a crescent.
MOON'-BEAM, noun A ray of light from the moon
MOON'-CALF, noun A monster; a false conception.
1. A mole or mass of fleshy matter generated in the uterus.
2. A dolt; a stupid fellow.
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MOON'ED, adjective Taken for the moon.
MOON'ET, noun A little moon.
MOON'-EYE, noun An eye affected by the moon.
MOON'-EYED, adjective Having eyes affected by the revolutions of the moon.
1. Dim-eyed; purblind.
MOON'-FISH, noun A fish whose tail is shaped like a half-moon.
MOON'ISH, adjective Like the moon; variable.
MOON'LESS, adjective Not favored with moonlight.
MOON'LIGHT, noun The light afforded by the moon.
MOON'LIGHT, adjective Illuminated by the moon; as moonlight revels.
MOON'LING, noun A simpleton.
MOON'LOVED, adjective Loved when the moon shines.
MOON'-SAD, noun A plant of the genus Menispermum, having a rosaceous flower.
MOON'SHINE, noun The light of the moon.
1. In burlesque, a month.
A matter of moonshine a matter of no consequence or of indifference.
MOON'SHINY, adjective Illuminated by the moon; as a fair moonshine night.
I went to see them in a moonshiny night.
MOON'STONE, noun A variety of adularia, of a white color, or a yellowish or greenish white, somewhat iridescent, found in blunt amorphous masses, or crystallized in truncated rhomboidal prisms, or in rectangular tables, or in hexahedral prisms beveled at both ends. The surface is often sulcated.
MOON'STRUCK, adjective Affected by the influence of the moon; lunatic; as moonstruck madness.
MOON-TRE'FOIL, noun A plant of the genus Medicago.
MOON'-WORT, noun A plant of the genus Lunaria; satin-flower; honesty.
MOON'Y, adjective Lunated; having a crescent for a standard; in resemblance of the moon; as the moony troops or moony host of the sultans of Turkey.