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  1. Lavinia(ProperNoun)

    The daughter of Latinus and wife of Aeneas.

  2. Lavinia(ProperNoun)

    used since the 17th century. It was fairly popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, but rare today.

  3. Origin: Lavinia, of obscure meaning. Lavinium was a town in ancient Latium.


  1. Lavinia

    In Roman mythology, Lavinia is the daughter of Latinus and Amata and the last wife of Aeneas. Lavinia, the only child of the king and "ripe for marriage", had been courted by many men in Ausonia who hoped to become the king of Latium. Turnus, ruler of the Rutuli, was the most likely of the suitors, having the favor of Queen Amata. King Latinus is later warned by his father Faunus in a dream oracle that his daughter is not to marry a Latin. "Propose no Latin alliance for your daughter, Son of mine; distrust the bridal chamber Now prepared. Men from abroad will come And be your sons by marriage. Blood so mingled Lifts our name starward. Children of that stock Will see all earth turned Latin at their feet, Governed by them, as far as on his rounds The Sun looks down on Ocean, East or West." Lavinia has what is perhaps her most, or only, memorable moment in Book 7 of the Aeneid, lines 69–83: during sacrifice at the altars of the gods, Lavinia's hair catches fire, an omen promising glorious days to come for Lavinia and war for all Latins. Aeneas and Lavinia had one son, Silvius. Aeneas named the city Lavinium for her. According to an account by Livy, Ascanius was the son of Aeneas and Lavinia; and she ruled the Latins as a power behind the throne, for Ascanius was too young to rule.

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How to say Lavinia in sign language?

  1. lavinia


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lavinia in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lavinia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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