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[lem-uh n, lee-muh n] /ˈlɛm ən, ˈli mən/

noun, Archaic.
a sweetheart; lover; beloved.
a mistress.
/ˈlɛmən; ˈliː-/
noun (archaic)
a beloved; sweetheart
a lover or mistress
Lac Léman, the French name for (Lake) Geneva

“sweetheart, paramour” (archaic), late 13c., from Middle English leofman (c.1200), from Old English leof “dear” (see lief) + man “human being, person” (see man (n.)). Originally of either gender, though deliberate archaic usage tends to limit it to women.


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