Leman meaning

lĕm'ən, lē'mən
A sweetheart; a lover.
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A mistress.
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A sweetheart or lover (man or woman); esp., a mistress.
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Lake Geneva.
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(archaic) One beloved; a lover, a sweetheart of either sex (especially a secret lover, gallant, or mistress).
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(often negative) A paramour.
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Origin of leman

  • Middle English leofman, lemman leof dear (from Old English lēof leubh- in Indo-European roots) man man man
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English lemman, from Middle English leofman, from Old English lÄ“of +"Ž mann, equivalent to lief +"Ž man ("beloved person").
    From Wiktionary