Leonine



[lee-uh-nahyn] /ˈli əˌnaɪn/

adjective
1.
of or relating to the .
2.
resembling or suggestive of a .
3.
(usually initial capital letter) of or relating to Leo, especially Leo IV or Leo XIII.
/ˈliːəˌnaɪn/
adjective
1.
of, characteristic of, or resembling a lion
/ˈliːəˌnaɪn/
adjective
1.
connected with one of the popes called Leo
2.
Leonine City, a district of Rome on the right bank of the Tiber fortified by Pope Leo IV
3.
of or relating to certain prayers in the Mass prescribed by Pope Leo XIII
noun
4.
Also called Leonine verse

adj.

“lion-like,” late 14c., from Old French leonin or directly from Latin leoninus “belonging to or resembling a lion,” from leo (genitive leonis) “lion.” Weekley thinks that Leonine verse (1650s), rhymed in the middle as well as the end of the line, probably is from the name of some medieval poet, perhaps Leo, Canon of St. Victor, Paris, 12c.

leonine le·o·nine (lē’ə-nīn)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a lion.

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