Levant

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See also: levant

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French levant (rising, sun's point of rising), form of lever (to rise), from Latin levō (to rise) (cf. also the present participle levans), from levis (light, not heavy).

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Levant

  1. The countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea, namely Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Cyprus (and sometimes, especially in a historical context, also including Turkey and Egypt, then part of the Ottoman Empire).
    Antonym: Maghreb
  2. An easterly wind, generally in the western Mediterranean Sea
    Synonym: levanter

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French Levant.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ləˈvɑnt/, /leːˈvɑnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Le‧vant
  • Rhymes: -ɑnt

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Levant m

  1. Levant (Eastern Mediterranean)
    • 1836, Nicolaas G. van Kampen, De Levant of Mohammedaansch Azië, vol. 3, publ. by de erven François Bohn, page 223.
      De hoofd- of liever de eenige stad des eilands, van denzelfden naam, sedert den moord van 1822 de schaduw niet meer van hetgeen zij vroeger was, plagt eene der beste plaatsen van de Levant te zijn.
      The capital - or rather the only city of the island, of the same name, no longer the shadow of what it formerly was since the murder of 1822, used to be one of the best settlements of the Levant.
    • 2008, Klaas Vansteenhuyse, Culturen gaan altijd ten onder. De zeevolkeren in het Middellandse Zeegebied (1200 voor Christus), vol. 3, Davidsfonds (publ.).
      Deze hebben een algemene vorm die goed verspreid was in de Levant tijdens de late bronstijd.
      These have a general shape that was widespread in the Levant during the Late Bronze Age.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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le Levant

Etymology[edit]

See levant.

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Levant m

  1. (dated) Orient (the countries of Asia)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lěʋant/
  • Hyphenation: Le‧vant

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Lèvant m (Cyrillic spelling Лѐвант)

  1. Levant (Eastern Mediterranean)

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