Also Pro·ser·pi·ne [proh-sur-puh-nee] /proʊˈsɜr pə ni/.
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Examples from the Web for proserpina
And Proserpina came running, and flung herself upon her mother's bosom.
As long as Proserpina was above ground, there might have been hopes of regaining her.
Before Proserpina knew what she was about, her teeth had actually bitten it, of their own accord.
"I don't care for golden palaces and thrones," sobbed Proserpina.
"Pray do not be foolish, Proserpina," said he, in rather a sullen tone.
- the Roman goddess of the underworldGreek counterpart: Persephone
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Word Origin and History for proserpina
daughter of Ceres and wife of Pluto, Latin (or Etruscan) modification of Greek Persephone, perhaps influenced by Latin proserpere "to creep forth" on notion of the germination of plants.
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