levant

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Transferral use of Levant, from French levant. Compare French faire voile en Levant (be stolen away).

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Noun[edit]

levant (plural levants)

  1. A disappearing or absconding after losing a bet.

Verb[edit]

levant (third-person singular simple present levants, present participle levanting, simple past and past participle levanted)

  1. To abscond or run away, especially to avoid paying money or debts.
    • 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 16:
      In a mighty little time their husbands played them false and, taking whatever they could lay hands upon, levanted and left them in the lurch.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      He died of a Tuesday. Got the run. Levanted with the cash of a few ads.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From French levant.

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Adjective[edit]

levant (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) Rising, of an animal.
  2. (law) Rising or having risen from rest; said of cattle.
  3. (poetic) eastern
    • Milton
      Forth rush the levant and the ponent winds.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Participle adjective of lever (to raise). Cf. also Latin levans; compare Italian levante.

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Adjective[edit]

levant m (feminine levante, masculine plural levants, feminine plural levantes)

  1. (moon, sun) Rising.

Noun[edit]

levant m (plural levant)

  1. The east, the orient.

Verb[edit]

levant

  1. Present participle of lever.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

lēvant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of lēvō