Main definitions of Lucan in English

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Lucan1

proper noun

  • (ad 39–65), Roman poet, born in Spain; Latin name Marcus Annaeus Lucanus. His major work is Pharsalia, a hexametric epic in ten books dealing with the civil war between Julius Caesar and Pompey.

Pronunciation:

Lucan

/ˈluːk(ə)n/

Main definitions of Lucan in English

: Lucan1Lucan2

Lucan2

adjective

  • Relating to St Luke.

    • ‘Many assume that it received its definitive meaning from a series of post-crucifixion events, as recorded in the Lucan tradition.’
    • ‘It may be closer to the synoptic tradition and especially to the Lucan tradition.’

Origin

Via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek Loukas Luke + -an.

Pronunciation:

Lucan

/ˈluːk(ə)n/