- a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “light.”
[loo-shee-uh s, -shuh s]
- Saint,died a.d. 254, pope 253–254.
- Gherardo Caccianemici dell' Orso, died 1145, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1144–45.
- Ubaldo Allucingoli, died 1185, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1181–85.
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Examples from the Web for lucius
The first winner, Lucius Licinus Lucullus, still bequeathes to our language the adjective "lucullan."Why the Roman Republic Died
September 21, 2012
In the book, Buddy wrote that Lucius proposed a deal: he would give their mother money in exchange for sex.
According to the book, Jodie was conceived after the couple split and their mother went to Lucius for child-support money.
This Lucius was an auctioneer who had set free one of his slaves, Felix.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
Next to the "terebinth" was the tomb of the favorite horse of Lucius Verus.Pagan and Christian Rome
Lucius respects my father too much for that—and too disinterestedly.
Why do you vow as if the gods had already passed judgment, Lucius?
"That is what Flaminius stands for," resumed Lucius after a moment of silence.
Word Origin and History for lucius
masc. proper name; see Lucian.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper