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Luso

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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin Lusus ("Lusus, supposed Roman god"), from lūsum (game).

Proper nounEdit

Luso m

  1. (Roman mythology) Lusus (Roman god; supposed son or companion of Bacchus)
    • 1572, Luís Vaz de Camões, Os Lusíadas, 3rd canto:
      Eſta foy Luſitania diriuada, / De Luſo, ou Lyſa: que de Bacho antigo, / Filhos forão pareçe, ou companheiros []
      This was Lusitania, whose name derives from Lusus or Lysa, sons, it seems, of ancient Bacchus, or his companions []

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Etymology 2Edit

Uncertain. Maybe from Latin Lucius.

Proper nounEdit

Luso m

  1. Luso (a village and parish of Mealhada, Portugal)

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