Proserpina

Proserpina

[proh-sur-puh-nuh]
noun
Also, Proserpine [proh-sur-puh-nee] .
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Proserpina (prəʊˈsɜːpɪnə)
 
n
Greek counterpart: Persephone the Roman goddess of the underworld

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Proserpina
daughter of Ceres and wife of Pluto, L. modification of Gk. Persephone, perhaps infl. by L. proserpere "to creep forth" on notion of the germination of plants.
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