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Lucina

/luːˈsaɪnə/
noun
1.
(Roman myth) a title or name given to Juno as goddess of childbirth
Word Origin
C14: from Latin lūcīnus bringing to the light, from lūx light
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  • It seemed to Jerome that he had never loved lucina as he loved her then, that he had never wanted her so much.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Her sister in lucina, Mrs. H. Gipps, does too well, we think.

  • lucina had not seen him for more than six weeks, except by sly glimpses at meeting and on the road.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • He entreats the aid of Isis and lucina in behalf of Corinna, in her labour.

  • Jerome wondered if his sister would hear that Lawrence Prescott had been out riding with lucina and her friends.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • He applies to her only a few epithets, the most eulogistic of which is “lucina the shene.”

    Astronomical Lore in Chaucer Florence M. Grimm
  • Why should not everybody know that she had a beau like other girls; that Lawrence was hers, not lucina Merritt's?

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Between the sheep and the cows lucina had been busy on Norcombe Hill lately.

  • Jerome looked down at lucina, with an air of stern, yet wistful, argument.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The little lucina jumped, and her blue eyes filled with tears.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Word Origin and History for lucina

Lucina

Roman goddess of childbirth, from Latin Lucina, literally "she that brings to the light," fem. of lucinus, from lux (see light (n.)).

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