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Leon

[lee-on] /ˈli ɒn/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Leo.

León

[ley-ohn; Spanish le-awn] /leɪˈoʊn; Spanish lɛˈɔn/
noun
1.
a province in NW Spain: formerly a kingdom. 5936 sq. mi. (15,375 sq. km).
2.
the capital of this province.
3.
a city in W Guanajuato, in central Mexico.
4.
a city in W Nicaragua: the former capital.
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  • Leon formed a bold resolution, the only one that could save him and his.

    The Smuggler Chief Gustave Aimard
  • The little fortune of Felicien Gregoire passed to his son Leon.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • These familiarities added nothing to the happiness of Leon Renault; I even think that they slightly tempered his joy.

  • The decoction ready, Leon rubbed it in thoroughly into Stuart's skin.

    Plotting in Pirate Seas Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • "And fooled you," added Leon, making the gesture of gamins to express the action of picking pockets.

    Unconscious Comedians Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for Leon

León

/Spanish leˈɔn/
noun
1.
a region and former kingdom of NW Spain, which united with Castile in 1230
2.
a city of NW Spain: capital of the kingdom of León (10th century). Pop: 135 634 (2003 est)
3.
a city in central Mexico, in W Guanajuato state: commercial centre of a rich agricultural region. Pop: 1 438 000 (2005 est) Official name León de los Aldamas (de los ˈaldamas)
4.
a city in W Nicaragua: one of the oldest towns of Central America, founded in 1524; capital of Nicaragua until 1855; university (1812). Pop: 168 000 (2005 est)
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Word Origin and History for Leon

medieval kingdom in northwestern Spain, said to be from Latin legionis (septimae) "of the Seventh Legion," which was founded in Spain in 65 B.C.E.; the name probably then conformed to Spanish leon "lion." Related: Leonese.

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