Definitions

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  • n. A gleam or flash of light; a glow or glowing.
  • n. A cord or strap for leading a dog.
  • v. To gleam; shine; glow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See leme.
  • n. A cord or strap for leading a dog.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To gleam; shine; glow.
  • To separate or remove the shell or husk from (nuts); shell; husk.
  • To become separated from the shell, as nuts; to separate easily from the shell or husk.
  • n. A gleam or flash of light; a glow or glowing.
  • n. Same as lime.
  • n. The shell or husk of a nut.
  • n. A drain; a cut; in the fen district, a watercourse.

Etymologies

From Middle English lemen, from Old English lȳman, *līeman ("to shine"), from Proto-Germanic *leuhmijanan (“to shine”), from Proto-Indo-European *leuk- (“light, bright”). Cognate with Icelandic ljóma ("to glow"), Latin luminō ("light up"). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English leme, from Old English lēoma ("ray of light, beam, radiance, gleam, glare, lightning"), from Proto-Germanic *leuhmô (“light, shine”), from Proto-Indo-European *leuk- (“light, bright”). Cognate with Icelandic ljómi ("gleam, ray, beam, flash of light"), Latin lumen ("light"). (Wiktionary)
See leamer, lien. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • How am I ever going to even live long enough to leam it all?

    Tran Siberian

  • Blue's experimental community had turned out the smartest androids yet, by making them small and letting them grow and leam in the human manner.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • The cities and the creatures of the wild shall leam to coexist.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • "She has to leam adult usage some time," he pointed out, amused.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • Later they might round up and question all serfs in the vicinity, and leam that Bane had been seen leaving, but by then it would be far too late.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • He might leam the secret, but it would spoil her fun.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • That way I could leam it without giving away my hiding place.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • This be why none o 'us may contact other beyond the demarked region, lest they leam things illicitly.' '

    Here There Are Monsters

  • She might even leam to communicate with her opposite in Phaze.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • 'Corn observed them covertly, hoping to leam something that might be useful in his relationship with Nepe.

    Here There Are Monsters

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  • A synonym, not a form. The similarity of the spelling of the words in Modern English is deceptive: they are from unrelated Old English léoma and glǽm.

    March 26, 2009

  • Twilight's last leaming.

    March 26, 2009

  • a archaic form of the word 'gleam'

    March 26, 2009