Luca

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See also: luca, LUCA, and Lucca

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Italian Luca.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Luca

  1. A male given name from Italian, borrowed in the 2000s.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

Luca (plural Lucas)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of LUCA
    • 2020 November 11, Michael Marshall, “Charles Darwin’s hunch about early life was probably right”, in BBC[1], retrieved 2020-11-11:
      What’s more, every living organism is ultimately descended from a single ancestral population: the Last Universal Common Ancestor (Luca), which lived over 3.5 billion years ago when the planet was newly formed.

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian Luca.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Luca

  1. A male given name from Italian, of early 2000's origin

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Luca m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Luke or Lucas
  2. Luke (biblical character)
  3. the Gospel of Luke

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Luca
  • German: Luca

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Possibly from Celtic-Ancient Ligurian *luk- (swampy place).[1][2] Or, possibly instead from a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (bright).[3]

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Proper noun[edit]

Lūca f sg (genitive Lūcae); first declension

  1. A city in Etruria; site of modern-day Lucca
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Lūca
Genitive Lūcae
Dative Lūcae
Accusative Lūcam
Ablative Lūcā
Vocative Lūca
Locative Lūcae
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Lūcās.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lūcā m

  1. ablative of Lūcās
  2. vocative of Lūcās

References[edit]

  • Luca in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Luca in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
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  2. ^ Haegen, Anne Mueller von der; Strasser, Ruth F. (2013). "Lucca". Art & Architecture: Tuscany. Potsdam: H.F.Ullmann Publishing. p. 57.
  3. ^ Villar: Villar, F. La complessità dei livelli di stratificazione indoeuropea nell'Europa occidentale, in Bocchi, G., Ceruti, M. (eds.), Le radici prime dell'Europa, Milano 2001.

Romanian[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Luca m (genitive/dative lui Luca)

  1. A male given name, equivalent to the English-language Luke or Lucas

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian Luca, from Latin Lucas. Cognate with English Luke.

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Proper noun[edit]

Luca

  1. (Roman Catholicism) Luke