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  1. a semiliquid food made from curdled milk in N Africa and the Levant
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Word Origin

C17: from Arabic laban
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Historical Examples

  • It is distant from the African sea, and from Leben its mart, 90 stadia.

    The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3)


  • In Erkennen und Leben certain aspects of the problem are touched.

  • Her first published work was a translation of Strauss's Leben Jesu, 1846.

  • An' whin de king uprise, all de congregation crowd round li'l' black Mose, an' dey am about leben millium an' a few lift over.

  • In Erkennen und Leben Eucken shows the need of clearness in regard to the concept of the spiritual life.