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(Roman myth) a title or name given to Juno as goddess of childbirth
Word Origin
C14: from Latin lūcīnus bringing to the light, from lūx light
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  • Her sister in lucina, Mrs. H. Gipps, does too well, we think.

  • Here Thynne's reading, lucina, is obviously correct; see Bk.

  • He entreats the aid of Isis and lucina in behalf of Corinna, in her labour.

  • Pedronez and lucina backed into corners and chattered crazy.

    The Belted Seas Arthur Colton
  • He applies to her only a few epithets, the most eulogistic of which is “lucina the shene.”

    Astronomical Lore in Chaucer Florence M. Grimm
  • Between the sheep and the cows lucina had been busy on Norcombe Hill lately.

  • The little lucina jumped, and her blue eyes filled with tears.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • You ought to sit down at home this afternoon and do some work, lucina.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Camilla was to lucina the personification of the gentle and the genteel.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Little lucina stirred and woke, yet did not know she woke, not knowing she had slept.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Word Origin and History for lucina


Roman goddess of childbirth, from Latin Lucina, literally "she that brings to the light," fem. of lucinus, from lux (see light (n.)).

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