Lucretia

[ loo-kree-shuh, -shee-uh ]
/ lʊˈkri ʃə, -ʃi ə /
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noun

Also Lu·crece [loo-krees] /luˈkris/. Roman Legend. a Roman woman whose suicide led to the expulsion of the Tarquins and the establishment of the Roman republic.
a female given name.
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Lucretia

/ (luːˈkriːʃɪə) /

noun

(in Roman legend) a Roman woman who killed herself after being raped by a son of Tarquin the Proud
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Word Origin and History for lucretia

Lucretia


fem. proper name, from Latin Lucretia (cf. French Lucrèce), fem. of Lucretius, Roman masc. proper name, originally the name of a Roman gens.

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