levin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English levene. Spellings in Middle English and Early Modern English include leven, levin, levyn, leiven, and leyven.[1] The earlier etymology is less clear. It is thought to be related to Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌷𐌼𐌿𐌽𐌹 (lauhmuni) (which see for some more),[2] ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (bright, to shine). Possibly a regular reflex, possibly North Germanic loan, or possibly from a lost substrate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɛvɪn/
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Noun[edit]

levin (countable and uncountable, plural levins)

  1. (archaic, poetic) Lightning; a bolt of lightning; also, a bright flame or light.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph T. Shipley, Dictionary of Early English (1955), page 384 (and, for leiven, the Middle English Dictionary)
  2. ^ leven, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

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Scots[edit]

Numeral[edit]

levin

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of eleiven