[loo-shuh n] /ˈlu ʃən/

a.d. 117–c180, Greek rhetorician and satirist.
(“Lucian of Antioch”; “Lucian the Martyr”) a.d. c240–312, theologian and Biblical critic, born at Samosata, in Syria.
a male given name.
2nd century ad, Greek writer, noted esp for his satirical Dialogues of the Gods and Dialogues of the Dead

masc. proper name, from Latin Lucianus (cf. French Lucien), a derivative of Roman Lucius, from lux (genitive lucis) “light” (see light (n.)). The Hellenistic Greek writer (his name Latinized from Greek Loukianos) was noted as the type of a scoffing wit.


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