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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Archaic Lightning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Lightning; a bolt of lightning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lightning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See leven.
  • n. An obsolete variant of leaven.


Middle English levene, levin; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin uncertain. (Wiktionary)



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