Lu·​can ˈlü-kən How to pronounce Lucan (audio)
variants or Lukan
: of or relating to Luke or the Gospel ascribed to him

Word History


Late Latin lucanus, from Lucas Luke, from Greek Loukas

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lucan was in 1890

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“Lucan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Luc·​an ˈlü-kən How to pronounce Lucan (audio)
a.d. 39–65 Marcus Annaeus Lucanus Roman poet

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