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Proserpina

[proh-sur-puh-nuh] /proʊˈsɜr pə nə/
noun
Also, Proserpine
[proh-sur-puh-nee] /proʊˈsɜr pə ni/ (Show IPA)
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Proserpina

/prəʊˈsɜːpɪnə/
noun
1.
the Roman goddess of the underworld Greek counterpart Persephone
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Word Origin and History for 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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