from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name. Used in the 19th century but rare today.
  • proper n. Any of several Kings of the Belgians.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The gold ducat of Lorraine, under Duke Leopold (1690–97).
  • n. A Belgian gold coin with an issue-value of 25 francs.


From Old High German liut ("people") + bald ("bold"). The first part is sometimes associated by folk etymology with Latin leo ("lion"), as in Leo and Leonard. More at lede, bold. (Wiktionary)



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