Roman myth a title or name given to Juno as goddess of childbirth

Word Origin for Lucina

C14: from Latin lūcīnus bringing to the light, from lūx light
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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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