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leman

[ lem-uhn, lee-muhn ]
/ ˈlɛm ən, ˈli mən /
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noun Archaic.
a sweetheart; lover; beloved.
a mistress.
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Origin of leman

1175–1225; Middle English lemman, earlier leofman.See lief, man

Other definitions for leman (2 of 2)

Leman
[ lee-muhn ]
/ ˈli mən /

noun
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British Dictionary definitions for leman (1 of 2)

leman
/ (ˈlɛmən, ˈliː-) /

noun archaic
a beloved; sweetheart
a lover or mistress

Word Origin for leman

C13 lemman, leofman, from leof dear, lief + man

British Dictionary definitions for leman (2 of 2)

Léman
/ (lemɑ̃) /

noun
Lac Léman the French name for (Lake) Geneva
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