[lem-uh n, lee-muh n]
- a sweetheart; lover; beloved.
- a mistress.
Origin of leman
- Lake. Geneva, Lake of.
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As Dr. Leman says, "A conspiracy theorist is always going to see a conspiracy—whatever evidence you give to them."Iran and U.S. Wingnuts: a 9/11 Love Story
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I have been often jealous of this Leman in my little airings and poultry-visits.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
General Leman unbuckled his sword to offer it to the victor.
Now, Agnes, hear what I say to thee, Wilt thou my leman consent to be?Romantic Ballads
Fill him with tales that his cousin plays the leman with the King.
It was given me by my seventeenth leman, who had two eyes that looked not together.
- a beloved; sweetheart
- a lover or mistress
C13 lemman, leofman, from leof dear, lief + man
- Lac Léman the French name for (Lake) Geneva
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Word Origin and History for leman
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