Lucian

Lucian

[loo-shuhn]
noun
1.
a.d. 117–c180, Greek rhetorician and satirist.
2.
("Lucian of Antioch"; "Lucian the Martyr") a.d. c240–312, theologian and Biblical critic, born at Samosata, in Syria.
3.
a male given name.
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Lucian (ˈluːsɪən)
 
n
2nd century ad, Greek writer, noted esp for his satirical Dialogues of the Gods and Dialogues of the Dead

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Lucian
masc. proper name, from L. Lucianus (cf. Fr. Lucien), a derivative of Roman Lucius, from lux (gen. lucis) "light" (see light (n.)).
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