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[lev-in] /ˈlɛv ɪn/
noun, Archaic.
Origin of levin
1200-50; Middle English levene, obscurely akin to Gothic lauhmuni (akin to Latin lūmen light) Unabridged
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  • That levin was in love with his sister Kitty was well enough known to Stepan.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • levin backs up Giffen in every word he says, and I agree with both of them.

  • Here levin laughed loudly, and said that Jack must have learned that out of a book.

    The Entailed Hat George Alfred Townsend
  • It is agreed that levin represents, to some extent, Tolstoy himself.

    Tolstoy L. Winstanley
  • His efforts to remember whether levin had forged a bill, or was in any way connected with a bill, were in vain.

    The Red Room August Strindberg
British Dictionary definitions for levin


an archaic word for lightning
Word Origin
C13: probably from Scandinavian; compare Danish lygnild
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