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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Lucretius In full Titus Lucretius Carus. 96?-55? B.C. Roman philosopher and poet. His long poem On the Nature of Things expounds the atomistic physics of Epicurus in order to free its readers of superstition and the fear of death.

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  • proper n. A male given name of mostly historical use in English.
  • proper n. Titus Lucretius Carus, a Roman poet and philosopher.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Roman philosopher and poet; in a long didactic poem he tried to provide a scientific explanation of the universe (96-55 BC)


From Latin Lucretius, name of a patrician and plebeian Roman gens, possibly from lucrum ("profit"). (Wiktionary)



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