Proserpina

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

noun

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

Definition for proserpine (2 of 2)

Persephone

[ per-sef-uh-nee ]
/ pərˈsɛf ə ni /

noun

Also Proserpina, Proserpine. Classical Mythology. a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Pluto to be queen of Hades, but allowed to return to the surface of the earth for part of the year.
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for proserpine (1 of 2)

Persephone

/ (pəˈsɛfənɪ) /

noun

Greek myth a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Hades and made his wife and queen of the underworld, but allowed part of each year to leave itRoman counterpart: Proserpina

British Dictionary definitions for proserpine (2 of 2)

Proserpina

/ (prəʊˈsɜːpɪnə) /

noun

the Roman goddess of the underworldGreek counterpart: Persephone
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