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[lahn-dou; Russian luhn-dou]
Lev Davidovich [lyef duh-vye-duh-vyich] , 1908–68, Russian scientist: Nobel Prize in Physics 1962.
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landau (ˈlændɔː)
a four-wheeled carriage, usually horse-drawn, with two folding hoods that meet over the middle of the passenger compartment
[C18: named after Landau (a town in Bavaria), where it was first made]

Landau (Russian lanˈdau)
Lev Davidovich (ljɛf daˈvidəvitʃ). 1908--68, Soviet physicist, noted for his researches on quantum theory and his work on the theories of solids and liquids: Nobel prize for physics 1962

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"four-wheeled carriage," 1743, from Landau, town in Germany where they first were made.
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