Lyon meaning

lē-ōɴ, lyôɴ
A city of east-central France at the confluence of the Rhone and Saône Rivers north of Marseille. Founded in 43 bc as a Roman colony, it was the principal city of Gaul and an important religious center after the introduction of Christianity. Its silk industry dates to the 1400s.
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(person) 1797-1849; U.S. educator.
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(place) City in EC France, at the juncture of the Rhone & Saône rivers.
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Obsolete spelling of lion.
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Alternative spelling of Lyons.
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