a native or inhabitant of the Moon
1708 British Apollo 24–26 Mar.
Be those Lunarians false or true.
On my descent to the moon, I was struck with the thought that it was impossible for the Lunarians to form any idea respecting me; the sphere in which I moved, or the regions whence I had descended. Was I an inhabitant of another planet?
Flight to Moon i. 12
[W]atched with much interest the putting up of a huge impost on a couple of lintels in the new temple at Daphnis in the moon. It was amusing to think that creatures so diminutive as the lunarians and bearing so little resemblance to humanity, yet evinced a mechanical ingenuity so much superior to our own. One finds it difficult, too, to conceive the vast masses which these people handle so easily, to be as light as our reason tells us they actually are.
Mellonta Tauta in Godey’s Lady’s Book Feb. 137/2
One of them was fortunate enough to discover an even more precious relic of the ancient lunarians.
Edison’s Conquest of Mars in Los Angeles Herald 20 Feb. 22/6
1911 tr. J. Verne Robur the Conqueror in Works of Jules Verne XIV. 100
You might get married to some pretty bouncing Lunarian!
A Lunarian, preparing to leave, looked up from a rock he had been studying.
Death of the Moon in Amazing Stories Feb. 1028/1
There, somewhere in the center of that vast host, the Solarians, both men and Lunarians, began to see themselves in their true perspectives.
Extra-Galactic Invaders in Amazing Stories Quarterly Spring 277/2
He looked more like an Earthling than a Lunarian, with his sturdy legs and small eyes.
Goddess of the Moon in Planet Stories Spring 18/2
Most Lunarians knew little selenography.
Ophiuchi Hotline (1994) 26
Shoes. If Lunarians wear them, they tend to be the soft kind, like moccasins, or socks.
Steel Beach (1993) 28
Right now the very Lunarians were in her mind more akin to her than these fellow citizens.
Harvest of Stars (1994) 6
Marina is trapped in a dull conversation whorl dominated by a loud sociologist from Farside U and his theories about post-national identities in second and third generation lunarians.
Luna: New Moon vii. 238
Research HistoryBen Ostrowsky submitted a 2015 cite from Ian McDonald.
Simon Koppel submitted an 1898 cite from G. P. Serviss.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted an 1849 cite from Edgar Allan Poe (yes, that Poe).
Ben Ostrowsky submitted an 1813 cite from George Fowler.
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