Lucretia

Lucretia

[loo-kree-shuh, -shee-uh]
noun
1.
Also, Lucrece [loo-krees] . 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)
 
n
(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 L. Lucretia, fem. of Lucretius, Roman masc. proper name, originally the name of a Roman gens.
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