lev

[lef]
noun, plural lev·a [lev-uh] /ˈlɛv ə/.
  1. a coin and monetary unit of Bulgaria, equal to 100 stotinki. Abbreviation: L., LV.

Origin of lev

1900–05; < Bulgarian: literally, lion, OCS lĭvŭ, probably < Old High German lewo < Latin lēo; see leu

lev-

  1. variant of levo- before a vowel: levulose.

Lev.

Trotsky

or Trot·ski

[trot-skee; Russian trawt-skyee]
noun
  1. LeonLev, or Leib, Davidovich Bronstein, 1879–1940, Russian revolutionary and writer: minister of war 1918–25.
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Contemporary Examples of lev

  • In an email to the Associated Press, Lev Glendon said, “we have no intention of ever discussing our personal life in this forum.”

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    A Vatican Soap Opera

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    December 8, 2013

  • A year later, he left the priesthood completely to help Lev Glendon care for their son, who has Down Syndrome.

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    A Vatican Soap Opera

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    December 8, 2013

  • It was during that time, in 2005, Lev Glendon and Williams had their baby.

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    A Vatican Soap Opera

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    December 8, 2013

  • Williams and Lev Glendon have refused to comment on their nuptials.

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    A Vatican Soap Opera

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    December 8, 2013

  • Plus, more ‘How I Write’ interviews with Jennifer Finney Boylan, Antony Beevor and Lev Grossman.

Historical Examples of lev


British Dictionary definitions for lev

lev

noun plural leva (ˈlɛvə)
  1. the standard monetary unit of Bulgaria, divided into 100 stotinki

Word Origin for lev

from Bulgarian: lion

Lev.

abbreviation for
  1. Leviticus

Trotsky

Trotski

noun
  1. Leon, original name Lev Davidovich Bronstein . 1879–1940, Russian revolutionary and Communist theorist. He was a leader of the November Revolution (1917) and, as commissar of foreign affairs and war (1917–24), largely created the Red Army. He was ousted by Stalin after Lenin's death and deported from Russia (1929); assassinated by a Stalinist agent
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Word Origin and History for lev
n.

monetary unit of Bulgaria, introduced 1881, literally "lion" (see leu).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper