Thursday, December 15, 2011

Lion, in my words + lions

leon : lion

The Illunse word for lion is leon. Leon is a masculine first name. Leon is a last name. León is a city and province of northwestern Spain. Kings of Leon is an American rock band. In Spanish león means lion. In Interlingua and Irish leon means lion. Leon is the name of cities in Mexico, the Philippines, and Nicaragua.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for lion which is leo, and the Old English word for lion which is léo or léona.

leonas : lions

The Illunse word for lions (nominative plural) is leonas. Leonas is an uncommon last name. Leona's restaurants in Chicago area. In Spanish Las Leonas, the nickname of the Argentina women's field hockey team, means The Lionesses.

Lions in Latin is leonis. Lions in Old English is léon or léonan.

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