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[lahy-uh-nl] /ˈlaɪ ə nl/
a male given name, form of Leon. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • However, the doctor was off long before Lionel was out of bed.

    Verner's Pride Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Lionel lurched in, closed the door, and shot home one of its bolts.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • Denis and Lionel did not disdain to creep in beside them, while Hendricks occupied his usual berth inside his waggon.

    Hendricks the Hunter W.H.G. Kingston
  • He would fight them tooth and claw, and yet Lionel should not suffer.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • The seaman had followed the departing Lionel to the door of the little inn and stood by his stirrup after he had got to horse.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
Word Origin and History for Lionel

masc. proper name, from French, literally "young lion" (see lion).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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