[lev-in] /ˈlɛv ɪn/
an archaic word for lightning
[luh-veen for 1; luh-vahyn for 2] /ləˈvin for 1; ləˈvaɪn for 2/ noun 1. Jack, 1915–2010, U.S. painter. 2. James Lawrence, born 1943, U.S. orchestral conductor and pianist.
[lev-er-it, -uh-reyt, lee-ver-it, -vuh-reyt] /ˈlɛv ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt, ˈli vər ɪt, -vəˌreɪt/ noun 1. the custom of marriage by a man with his brother’s widow, such marriage required in Biblical law if the deceased was childless. Deut. 25:5–10. /ˈlɛvɪrɪt/ noun 1. the practice, required by Old Testament law, of marrying the widow of one’s brother […]
- Levirate law
from Latin levir, “a husband’s brother,” the name of an ancient custom ordained by Moses, by which, when an Israelite died without issue, his surviving brother was required to marry the widow, so as to continue his brother’s family through the son that might be born of that marriage (Gen. 38:8; Deut. 25:5-10; comp. Ruth […]
[ley-vee-strous] /ˈleɪ viˈstraʊs/ noun 1. Claude, 1908–2009, French anthropologist and educator, born in Belgium: founder of structural anthropology. /ˈlɛvɪˈstraʊs; French levistros/ noun 1. Claude (klod). (1908–2009) French anthropologist, leading exponent of structuralism. His books include The Elementary Structures of Kinship (1969), Totemism (1962), The Savage Mind (1966), Mythologies (1964–71), and Saudades do Brazil (Memories of […]