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  1. Roman myth a title or name given to Juno as goddess of childbirth
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Word Origin

C14: from Latin lūcīnus bringing to the light, from lūx light
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Examples from the Web for lucina

Historical Examples

  • Her sister in Lucina, Mrs. H. Gipps, does too well, we think.

    The Letters of Jane Austen

    Jane Austen

  • 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.”

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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