lemman

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lemman, lefmon, leofmon, from Old English lēof +‎ mann, equivalent to lief +‎ man.

Noun[edit]

lemman (plural lemmans)

  1. Alternative form of leman

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English lēof +‎ mann.

Noun[edit]

lemman (plural lemmans)

  1. A lover, sweetheart, especially a secret lover or mistress.
    • 1380s-1390s. Geoffrey Chaucer‎. The Millers Tale, Canterbury Tales:
      Awaketh lemman mine, and speketh to me.

Descendants[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lemman

  1. indefinite plural of lemma