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Lucian

[loo-shuh n] /ˈlu ʃən/
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/
noun
1.
2nd century ad, Greek writer, noted esp for his satirical Dialogues of the Gods and Dialogues of the Dead
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Word Origin and History for lucian antioch

Lucian

masc. proper name, from Latin Lucianus (cf. French Lucien), a derivative of Roman Lucius, from lux (genitive lucis) "light" (see light (n.)). The Hellenistic Greek writer (his name Latinized from Greek Loukianos) was noted as the type of a scoffing wit.

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