from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Lucian fl. second century A.D. Greek satirist. His two major works, Dialogues of the Gods and Dialogues of the Dead, ridicule Greek philosophy and mythology.
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- proper n. A sophist who was of Syrian origin.
- proper n. A male given name, rare in the English-speaking world.
Latin Lucianus, either a derivative of the Roman praenomen Lucius, from lux ("light"); or from Ancient Greek Λουκιανός, of obscure meaning. (Wiktionary)