Prō̆serpĭna, ae, f., = Περσεφόνη.
- I. Proserpine, daughter of Ceres and Jupiter, and wife of Pluto, who seized her as she was gathering flowers in Sicily, and carried her away to the infernal regions: Cereris Proserpina puer, Naev. 2, 18; cf. Cic. N. D. 3, 21, 53; 3, 34, 83; Ov. M. 5, 391; Hyg. Fab. 146.
- II. Poet., for the Lower World: sed me Imperiosa trahit Proserpina: vive, valeque, Hor. S. 2, 5, 109.