[lem-uh n, lee-muh n]
- a sweetheart; lover; beloved.
- a mistress.
Origin of leman
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Mr. Lemen came to Illinois in 1786 and settled in what is now Monroe County.The Life of Lyman Trumbull
Thus, at the time of Lemen's arrival, slavery had been sanctioned on the Illinois prairies for sixty-seven years.
It does not appear that Mr. Lemen took any active measures against this construction of the anti-slavery ordinance at the time.
A majority of the signers of this address were Lemen's Baptist friends, and its phraseology points to him as its author.
These changes were the result of compromise, and Lemen consistently voted against them.
- 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 lemen
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