Lucius

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin Lūcius, a common Roman praenomen deriving from lux (light).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈluːsɪəs/, /ˈluːʃəs/

Proper noun[edit]

Lucius

  1. A male given name from Latin; rather rare in English.
    • Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
    • 2012, Dan Hassler-Forest, Capitalist Superheroes: Caped Crusaders in the Neoliberal Age, John Hunt Publishing (→ISBN)
      In one of the film's most discussed scenes, Bruce Wayne reveals to Lucius Fox (played by Morgan Freeman) that he has modified his “sonar cell phone technology” to create a device that will allow him to listen in on all of Gotham City[...]

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (praenominal abbreviation): L.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *Loukjos, related to lux (light), stem lūc-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lūcius m (genitive Lūciī or Lūcī, feminine Lūcia); second declension

  1. A masculine praenomen.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Lūcius Lūciī
Genitive Lūciī
Lūcī1
Lūciōrum
Dative Lūciō Lūciīs
Accusative Lūcium Lūciōs
Ablative Lūciō Lūciīs
Vocative Lūcī Lūciī

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: Lucius, Luke
  • Italian: Lucio

References[edit]

  • Lūcĭus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Lucius in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette