La·​vin·​ia lə-ˈvi-nē-ə How to pronounce Lavinia (audio)
: a daughter of King Latinus in Virgil's Aeneid who is betrothed to Turnus but marries Aeneas

Word History



First Known Use

1513, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lavinia was in 1513

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“Lavinia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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