from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. From, or pertaining to León (a city and a province in northwest Spain).
  • adj. From, ot pertaining to the Kingdom of León, a former independent kingdom in the nothwest of Iberia.
  • proper n. A Romance language spoken in the northwest of Spain and northeast of Portugal. Its ISO 639-2 language code is roa-leo.
  • n. Someone from León.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • She describes how in the Leonese town of Benavente (Spain), and other communities which adopted its customs in the late twelfth and thirteenth centuries, a husband was granted immunity when, by chance, his wife died after he had thrashed her.

    Wifebeating in Jewish Tradition.

  • It is not enough that I have compelled all the knights of Navarre, all the Leonese, all the

    Don Quixote

  • Galicia, and especially in Castile, the inhabitants of which objected to a Leonese king.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • The hollows on both banks of the Bernesga contain deposits of coal, with vast masses of carboniferous limestone, the exploitation of which undoubtedly promises great things for the future of Leonese industry.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Leon now attained the chief place among the Christian States of Western Spain, but in the middle of the same century (the tenth) Castile began her efforts to achieve her liberation from Leonese vassalage.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • The Leonese opposed Henry of Trastamare, who had killed his brother

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Leonese and Galegos are with the king your brother, secure as they think themselves in their lodging, and taking no thought of you; for it is their custom to extol themselves when their fortune is fair, and to mock at others, and in this boastfulness will they spend the night, so that we shall find them sleeping at break of day, and will fall upon them.

    The Junior Classics — Volume 4

  • Leonese would fain have maintained the city against him, but they could not, and he took the city of Leon, and all the towns and castles which had been under the dominion of his brother King Don Alfonso.

    The Junior Classics — Volume 4

  • The Leonese lodged themselves in Vulpegera, taking no thought of their enemies, and setting no watch; and Ruydiez arose betimes in the morning and fell upon them, and subdued them before they could take their arms.

    The Junior Classics — Volume 4

  • Medina del Campo, where the Leonese Cortes was to be held, unless he restored his mother to favor and brought her with him to the assembly.

    Women of the Romance Countries


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.