Proserpina

[ proh-sur-puh-nuh ]
/ proʊˈsɜr pə nə /
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noun


Also Pro·ser·pi·ne [proh-sur-puh-nee] /proʊˈsɜr pə ni/.

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British Dictionary definitions for proserpina

Proserpina

/ (prəʊˈsɜːpɪnə) /

noun

the Roman goddess of the underworldGreek counterpart: Persephone
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Word Origin and History for proserpina

Proserpina

daughter of Ceres and wife of Pluto, Latin (or Etruscan) modification of Greek Persephone, perhaps influenced by Latin proserpere "to creep forth" on notion of the germination of plants.

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