- Roman myth a title or name given to Juno as goddess of childbirth
C14: from Latin lūcīnus bringing to the light, from lūx light
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Examples from the Web for lucina
Her sister in Lucina, Mrs. H. Gipps, does too well, we think.The Letters of Jane Austen
Here Thynne's reading, Lucina, is obviously correct; see Bk.Chaucer's Works, Volume 2 (of 7)
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
He applies to her only a few epithets, the most eulogistic of which is “Lucina the shene.”Astronomical Lore in Chaucer
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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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