User comments for Lucan (Meaning / History Only)

Given that Lucas and Luke are derived from a Greek name meaning "from Lucania," I see no reason why the Roman cognomen Lucanus (from which Lucan is derived) cannot mean the same thing.
erb816  8/26/2012
After doing adjacent research, it appears that LUCAN < LUCANUS can mean "man from the glade."

LUC- < |lucus| glade, clearing, > grove +
-AN < |-anus| associated man

It is more likely that LUCANIA is a derivative of LUCANUS rather than its root.
Sabertooth  12/21/2014

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