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Lucia

[loo-shuh, -shee-uh, -see-uh] /ˈlu ʃə, -ʃi ə, -si ə/
noun
1.
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “light.”.
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  • He listened to solos from Lucia, which Mabel sang at Jane's suggestion.

  • Julietta was nineteen and now that Lucia was betrothed it was Julietta's turn.

    The Innocent Adventuress Mary Hastings Bradley
  • There were times, Maria felt furiously, when she hated Lucia.

    The Innocent Adventuress Mary Hastings Bradley
  • "She will have to—to repair the expense," flashed Lucia with a shrill laugh.

    The Innocent Adventuress Mary Hastings Bradley
  • Often she had scanned Lucia's scrawled programs for the names there.

    The Innocent Adventuress Mary Hastings Bradley
Word Origin and History for Lucia

fem. proper name; see Lucy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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