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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. loo-KREE-shə(English)
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Meaning & History

Feminine form of the Roman family name Lucretius, possibly from Latin lucrum "profit, wealth". In Roman legend Lucretia was a maiden who was raped by the son of the king of Rome. This caused a great uproar among the Roman citizens, and the monarchy was overthrown. This name was also borne by a saint and martyr from Spain.
Masculine FormLucretius(Ancient Roman)
Other Languages & CulturesLucrèce(French) Lucrezia(Italian)
User SubmissionLucreția


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