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Lucretia

[loo-kree-shuh, -shee-uh] /lʊˈkri ʃə, -ʃi ə/
noun
1.
Also, Lucrece
[loo-krees] /luˈkris/ (Show IPA)
. Roman Legend. a Roman woman whose suicide led to the expulsion of the Tarquins and the establishment of the Roman republic.
2.
a female given name.
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Lucretia

/luːˈkriːʃɪə/
noun
1.
(in Roman legend) a Roman woman who killed herself after being raped by a son of Tarquin the Proud
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Lucretia

fem. proper name, from Latin Lucretia (cf. French Lucrèce), fem. of Lucretius, Roman masc. proper name, originally the name of a Roman gens.

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