Lyon

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See also: lyon, Lyón, lyön, and lÿon

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English lyon (lion), as a nickname, or from a sign often used outside of roadside inns and adopted as a family name by those who lived there (compare Bush). Doublet of Leo, leu, lev, and lion.

Proper noun[edit]

Lyon

  1. A surname​.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French Lyon, from the Roman name, Latin Lugdūnum (fort of Lug), named after Lugus, a Celtic deity, from Proto-Celtic *lug.

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Proper noun[edit]

Lyon

  1. The third largest city in France; capital of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Lyon

  1. A tributary of the Tay River, Scotland.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Roman name, Latin Lugdūnum (fort of Lug), from Gaulish Lugodunon, named after Lugus, a Celtic deity, from Proto-Celtic *lug.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ljɔ̃/, /li.jɔ̃/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: lion

Proper noun[edit]

Lyon ?

  1. Lyon, Lyons (the capital city of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France)

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Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lyon f

  1. Lyon, Lyons (the capital city of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France)

Spanish[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lyon m

  1. Lyon, Lyons (the capital city of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France)
    Synonym: León de Francia (dated)

Swedish[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Lyon n

  1. Lyon, Lyons (the capital city of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France)

Turkish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lyon

  1. Lyon, Lyons (the capital city of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France)