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 (lĕm′ən, lē′mən)
n. Archaic
1. A sweetheart; a lover.
2. A mistress.

[Middle English leofman, lemman : leof, dear (from Old English lēof; see leubh- in Indo-European roots) + man, man; see man.]
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(ˈlɛmən; ˈliː-)
1. (Historical Terms) a beloved; sweetheart
2. (Historical Terms) a lover or mistress
[C13 lemman, leofman, from leof dear, lief + man]


(Placename) Lac Léman the French name for (Lake) Geneva
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(ˈlɛm ən, ˈli mən)

n. Archaic.
1. a sweetheart; lover.
2. a mistress.
[1175–1225; Middle English lemman. See lief, man]


(ˈli mən)

Lake, Geneva, Lake of.
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- An old word for "sweetheart, lover."
See also related terms for sweetheart.
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Here I was, a giant among pig- mies, a man among children, a master intelligence among intellectual moles: by all rational measurement the one and only actually great man in that whole British world; and yet there and then, just as in the remote England of my birth-time, the sheep-witted earl who could claim long descent from a king's leman, acquired at second-hand from the slums of London, was a better man than I was.
The Carfry nephew, it turned out, had been threatened with consumption, and had had to leave Harrow for Switzerland, where he had spent two years in the milder air of Lake Leman. Being a bookish youth, he had been entrusted to M.
The prisoner I speak of is better booty a jolly monk riding to visit his leman, an I may judge by his horse-gear and wearing apparel.
"Yes, a fortnight since, and she died full of regret, which I could not chase from her mind; she kept repeating, even during the last night of her existence, 'Frances, you will be so lonely when I am gone, so friendless:' she wished too that she could have been buried in Switzerland, and it was I who persuaded her in her old age to leave the banks of Lake Leman, and to come, only as it seems to die, in this flat region of Flanders.
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PRESIDENTIAL candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Engr Yabagi Yusuf Sani, said on Tuesday that the killing of an aid worker, Hauwa Leman, by a faction of Boko Haram was an indication of the failure of the incumbent government to protect the lives of Nigerian citizens.
A clip of the execution of 24-year-old Hauwa Leman was seen on Monday by a correspondent of Nigeria's online news platform, The Cable.
With all precincts reporting Saturday night, former Grimes County Judge Ben Leman led Bellville businesswoman Jill Wolfskill by 6 percentage points, 43 percent to 37 percent, according to unofficial returns.
Vault -- Hickey (D) 9.75, Jovanovich (D) 9.25, Lucas (D) 9.25, Maciejewski (D) 9.25, Martin (W) 8.85; Uneven bars -- Leman (D), Lucas (D) 8.45, Cruz (W) 7.8; Balance beam -- Leman (D) 9.3, Hickey (D) 8.95, Keating (D) 8.75; Floor exercise -- Hickey (D) 9.25, Leman (D) 9.05, Jovanovich (D) 9.0; All-Around -- Leman (D) 35.15, Maciejewski (D) 33.55, Thalia Bowen (W) 32.1.
Last week, a petitioner, Dennis Leman, withdrew his petition at the court.
Richard Leman, a health authority public health physician.