Leonard

[ len-erd ]
/ ˈlɛn ərd /
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noun

Sugar RayRay Charles Leonard, born 1956, U.S. boxer.
William El·ler·y (Channing) [el-uh-ree] /ˈɛl ə ri/, 1876–1944, U.S. poet, essayist, and teacher.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “lion” and “hardy.”
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Leonard

/ (ˈlɛnəd) /

noun

Sugar Ray, real name Ray Charles Leonard. born 1956, US boxer: the first man to have won world titles at five officially recognized weights
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Word Origin and History for leonard

Leonard


masc. proper name, from French Léonard, Old French Leonard, from German Leonhard, from Old High German *Lewenhart, literally "strong as a lion," from lewo (from Latin Leo, see lion) + hart "hard" (see hard (adj.)).

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