- a.d. 117–c180, Greek rhetorician and satirist.
- Lucian of AntiochLucian the Martyr, a.d. c240–312, theologian and Biblical critic, born at Samosata, in Syria.
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for lucian
The central focus is a single photograph of British painter Lucian Freud.Jasper Johns: The Secrets of a Master at Work
March 15, 2014
The great painter Lucian Freud, dead at 88, took on the clichés of British art by magnifying them.
Lucian Freud, who died Thursday in London at the age of 88, was the most artist-like of artists.
Perhaps that is what Lucian Freud meant when he said, “I want paint to work as flesh.”Lucian Freud's Naked Truths
March 18, 2010
Lucian also discovered the reason of the red clouds which we on earth often see at sunset.Storyology
"In two days we'll be ready, Tema," said Lucian Jeter quietly.
"We can't see the surface of the thing at all, Lucian," said Eyer.
Lucian alludes to the service of these devoted women in prisons.Deaconesses in Europe
Jane M. Bancroft
Plato makes him typical of a sophist, Schlegel of a poet, Lucian of a dancer.Homer's Odyssey
Denton J. Snider
- 2nd century ad, Greek writer, noted esp for his satirical Dialogues of the Gods and Dialogues of the Dead
Word Origin and History for lucian
masc. proper name, from Latin Lucianus (cf. French Lucien), a derivative of Roman Lucius, from lux (genitive lucis) "light" (see light (n.)). The Hellenistic Greek writer (his name Latinized from Greek Loukianos) was noted as the type of a scoffing wit.