PROSERPINA an ancient Roman spring goddess whose Greek equivalent is Persephone. The probable origin of her name comes from the Latin, “proserpere” or “to emerge,” in respect to the growing of grain and other plants.
399. The nurse went out of the room and came back with the doctor who said that, in light of the old mans temperature he could stay put till the morning, but then he would have to go. The nurse and the doctor left, and I said, "Duck, how did you know Buboni's temperature?" "I just made it up" he said.