Lavinia

noun
La·​vin·​ia | \ lə-ˈvi-nē-ə \

Definition of Lavinia

: a daughter of King Latinus in Virgil's Aeneid who is betrothed to Turnus but marries Aeneas

First Known Use of Lavinia

1513, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Lavinia

Latin

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lavishment

lavish on/upon

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