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levin

[ lev-in ]
/ ˈlɛv ɪn /
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noun Archaic.

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Origin of levin

1200–50; Middle English levene, obscurely akin to Gothic lauhmuni (akin to Latin lūmen light)
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British Dictionary definitions for levin

levin
/ (ˈlɛvɪn) /

noun

an archaic word for lightning

Word Origin for levin

C13: probably from Scandinavian; compare Danish lygnild
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