Complete Definition of "lion"

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English
Image:Lion waiting in Nambia.jpg|thumb|right|250px|A lion.

Etymology
From F. #French|lion, from L. leo#Latin|leo, (genitive: leonis). See talk page.

Pronunciation
AHD|/lÄ«'Én/, IPA|/ËlaɪÉn/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
audio|en-us-lion.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun|pl2=lion
wikispecies|Panthera leo

  1. A large cat, Panthera leo, native to Africa, India and formerly to much of Europe. The term may apply to the species as a whole, to individuals, or to male individuals. It also applies to related species like mountain lions.
  2. heraldiccharge: A stylized representation of a large cat, used on a coat of arms.

#* The arms of the University of the West Indies are Barry wavy of six Argent and Azure an open Book proper bound Gules garnished Or on a Chief of the third a Lion passant guardant Erminois. Crest: A Pelican proper. (in other words a spotted lion lying down). See talk page.

  1. A Chinese foo dog.
  2. idiomatic An individual who shows strength and courage, attributes associated with the lion.

#* It was said of [Edward Plantaganet] that 'he was a lion for pride and ferocity but a pard for inconstancy and changeableness, not keeping his word or promise but excusing himself with fair words'. 2003 Peter Armstrong & Angus McBride? Stirling Bridge & Falkirk 1297-98: William Wallace's Rebellion.

  1. A famous person.
Translations
trans-top|Panthera leo
Afrikaans: leeu
Akan: gyata n
Arabic: Arab|اسد|أسÙد (âásad) m
Aramaic:
trreq|Bengali
Binisayâ: liyón
Bosnian: lav#Bosnian|lav m
Bulgarian: лÑв (lâv) m
trreq|Burmese
Cherokee: ááᥠ(tladatsi), á²áá± (hvdayi)
Chinese:
:* Simplified Chinese: ç® (shÄ«), ç®å­ (shÄ«zi)
:* Traditional Chinese: ç, çå­
Crimean Tatar: arslan
Croatian: lav#Croatian|lav m
Czech: lev m
Danish: løve, (løver) p, (løvinde) f, (løvinder) f|p
Dutch: leeuw m
Esperanto: leono
Estonian: lõvi
Ewe: dzata n
Finnish: leijona
French: lion#French|lion m
Georgian: áááá (lomi)
German: Löwe m, Löwin f (lioness); Leu m (poetic)
Middle High German: lewe; löuwe, leu (poetic)
Old High German: lewo, leo
Greek: λιονÏάÏι (liondári) m
Hawaiian: liona
Hebrew: ×ר×× (aryeh) m
Hindi: शà¥à¤° (Å¡er), सिà¤à¤¹ (si.nh)
Hungarian: oroszlán
Icelandic: ljón n
Indonesian: singa
Irish: leon m
Italian: leone m
Japanese: ã©ã¤ãªã³ (raion), çå­ (ãã, shishi)
Kannada: ಸಿà²à²¹ (singha)
Khmer: KMchar|áá¹ááá  (seung), KMchar|áá (dtao)
Korean: ì¬ì (saja)
Kurdish: KUchar|Ø´Ûر
trreq|Lao
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Latin: leo m
Latvian: lauva
Lithuanian: liūtas m
Lojban: cinfo
Luxembourgish: Léiw m
Malay: singa
Malayalam: സിà´à´¹à´ (simham)
trreq|Mongolian
trreq|Nepali
Norwegian: løve m
Old Prussian: laūws
trreq|Oriya
Persian: FAchar|Ø´Ûر (Å¡Ä«r)
Polish: lew m
Portuguese: leão m
Romanian: leu m
Russian: лев (l'ev) m
Sanskrit: à¤à¥à¤¸à¤°à¥ (kesarÄ«)
Serbian:

trreq|Sinhala
Sindhi: SDchar|Ø´ÙÛÙÚ¾ÙÙ (Å¡eehu~) m SDchar|Ø´ÙÛÙÚ¾ÙÚ» (Å¡eehinn) f
Slovak: lev#Slovak|lev m
Slovene: lev m
Somali: libaax
Spanish: león
Swahili: simba
Swedish: lejon n
Tamazight: âµâµ£â´»âµ (izem) m
Tamil: à®à®¿à®à¯à®à®®à¯ (cingkam)
Telugu: సిà°à°¹à°®à± (saMhamu)
Thai: Thai|สิà¸à¸«à¹à¹à¸ (sing-ha-tÅ), Thai|ราà¸à¸ªà¸µà¸«à¹ (rÄtsÄ«h)
trreq|Tibetan
Turkish: aslan
Urdu: URchar|سÙÚ¯Ú¾ (singh), URchar|Ø´Ûر (Å¡Ä«r)
Vietnamese: sÆ° tá»­
Volapük: leon
Welsh: llew
Xhosa: ingonyama
Ugaritic: lbủ
Yiddish: ×××× (leyb) m
Yoruba: kìnìún
Zulu: ingonyama
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trans-top|heraldic charge
French: #French|Lion
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trans-top|Chinese foo dog
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trans-top|person with strength and courage
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trans-top|famous person
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Translations to be checked

ttbc|Sanskrit: सिणà¥à¤¹à¤ m

Derived terms
rel-top|derived terms
ant lion
aphid lion, aphis lion
beard the lion
Cape lion
cave lion
dandelion
golden lion tamarin
Lion of Judah
Lion of St Mark
Lion of Venice
lion's ear
lion's foot
lion's leaf
lion's share
lion's tail
lion's tooth
rel-mid
lion cub
lioness
lionfish
Lionheart
lionhearted, lion-hearted
lionhood
lionise, lionize
lionism
lionlike
lionly
lionship
mountain lion
Nemean lion
sea lion
Steller's sea lion
twist the lion's tail
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Related terms

ant lion
leo
Leon
Leonids
mid
leonine
lioness
Lyon
sea lion

See also
Appendix: Animals
Appendix: Collective nouns
cub
cougar
leopard
Lion's club
Lion's sermon
panther
puma
tiger


French

Etymology
Latin leonis.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ljÉÌ/

Noun
fr-noun|m

  1. #English|Lion (1)
  2. figuratively #English|Lion (4)

#: Se défendre comme un lion, to defend oneself with great courage.

  1. heraldiccharge #English|Lion (2)
  2. figuratively dated #English|Lion (5)
  3. dated A style of elegant young man that came after the dandy.

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