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[lahy-uh-nl] /ˈlaɪ ə nl/
a male given name, form of Leon. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • When he was gone, Lionel sat him down to dine, with Nick to wait on him.

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  • Lionel lurched in, closed the door, and shot home one of its bolts.

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  • There Lionel dropped to the chair that Sir Oliver had lately occupied.

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  • The tale that Lionel told made blame impossible, at least from Oliver.

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  • Lionel leaned his elbows on the table and took his head in his hands.

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Word Origin and History for Lionel

masc. proper name, from French, literally "young lion" (see lion).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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