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noun Archaic.
  1. lightning.
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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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  1. an archaic word for lightning
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Word Origin

C13: probably from Scandinavian; compare Danish lygnild
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