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Leon \Le"on\ (l[=e]"[o^]n), n. A lion. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

medieval kingdom in northwestern Spain, said to be from Latin legionis (septimae) "of the Seventh Legion," which was founded in Spain in 65 B.C.E.; the name probably then conformed to Spanish leon "lion." Related: Leonese.

Leon, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 96
Housing Units (2000): 42
Land area (2000): 0.264060 sq. miles (0.683911 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.264060 sq. miles (0.683911 sq. km)
FIPS code: 42450
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 33.878618 N, 97.428710 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 73441
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Leon, OK
Leon, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
Population (2000): 1983
Housing Units (2000): 966
Land area (2000): 3.143239 sq. miles (8.140950 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.010330 sq. miles (0.026755 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.153569 sq. miles (8.167705 sq. km)
FIPS code: 44535
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 40.739924 N, 93.746342 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 50144
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Leon, IA
Leon, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
Population (2000): 645
Housing Units (2000): 269
Land area (2000): 0.591314 sq. miles (1.531497 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.591314 sq. miles (1.531497 sq. km)
FIPS code: 39450
Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
Location: 37.689516 N, 96.783109 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 67074
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Leon, KS
Leon, WV -- U.S. town in West Virginia
Population (2000): 132
Housing Units (2000): 73
Land area (2000): 0.342206 sq. miles (0.886310 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.032227 sq. miles (0.083468 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.374433 sq. miles (0.969778 sq. km)
FIPS code: 46300
Located within: West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54
Location: 38.749501 N, 81.958135 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Leon, WV
Leon -- U.S. County in Texas
Population (2000): 15335
Housing Units (2000): 8299
Land area (2000): 1072.039906 sq. miles (2776.570491 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 8.337290 sq. miles (21.593482 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1080.377196 sq. miles (2798.163973 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 31.275533 N, 96.062949 W
Leon, TX
Leon County
Leon County, TX
Leon -- U.S. County in Florida
Population (2000): 239452
Housing Units (2000): 103974
Land area (2000): 666.739874 sq. miles (1726.848272 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 35.043005 sq. miles (90.760963 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 701.782879 sq. miles (1817.609235 sq. km)
Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12
Location: 30.462933 N, 84.260888 W
Leon, FL
Leon County
Leon County, FL

LEON is a 32-bit CPU microprocessor core, based on the SPARC-V8 RISC architecture and instruction set. It was originally designed by the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), part of the European Space Agency (ESA), and after that by Gaisler Research. It is described in synthesizable VHDL. LEON has a dual license model: An LGPL/ GPL FLOSS license that can be used without licensing fee, or a proprietary license that can be purchased for integration in a proprietary product. The core is configurable through VHDL generics, and is used in system-on-a-chip (SOC) designs both in research and commercial settings.

León (Guanajuato)
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León (Nicaragua)
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León (Spanish Congress Electoral District)

León is one of the 52 electoral districts used for the Congress of Deputies, the lower chamber of the Spanish Parliament, the Cortes Generales. It was first contested in modern times in the 1977 General Election. Notable former deputies include the former Prime Minister of Spain José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.

Leon (TV series)

Leon, also known as Léon, (t)erreur de la savane, is a French series of CGI-animated episodes produced by Studio Hari for children's television. The series features Leon, a perseverant but clumsy lion, and a host of other animal characters living in the African savannah, including an elusive springbok and Leon's rival, a spotted hyena. The three-minute episodes feature no dialogue, and have been broadcast around the world.

Leon (mathematician)

Leon was Ancient Greek mathematician and pupil of Neocleides. His book Elements was overshadowed by Euclid's work of the same name.

Leon (given name)

Leon is a first name of Greek origin. The Greek λέων (leōn), meaning "lion," has spawned the Latin "leo," French "lion," Irish "leon" and Spanish "león." Perhaps the oldest attested historical figure to bear this name was Leon of Sparta, a 5th-century BCE king of Sparta, while in Greek mythology Leon was a Giant killed by Heracles. During the Christian era Leon was merged with the Latin cognate Leo, with the result that the two forms are used interchangeably. A similar Greek name to Leon is Leonidas, meaning "son of a lion", with Leonidas I, king of Sparta, being perhaps the most famous bearer of that name.

Leon (English, German, Russian version) or Léon (French version) or León (Spanish version) may refer to:

León (historical region)

The region of León or Leonese region ( Leonese: rexón de Llïón, and ) is a historic territory defined by the 1833 Spanish administrative organisation. The Leonese region encompassed the provinces of Salamanca, Zamora, and León, now part of the modern Spanish autonomous community of Castile and León. As is the case with other historical regions, and continuing with centuries of history, the inhabitants of the Leonese region are still called Leonese. Even today, according with official autonomous government, the historical territorial adjective is used in addition with the modern annexed territory, the rest of Old Castile, being "Castilians and Leonese".

In 1983 the provincial government of León supported autonomy for the province of León, as did municipalities such as León and Ponferrada, the biggest cities in León, but this proposal was rejected by the Tribunal Constitucional (Constitutional Court of Spain). The idea of constituting the País Leonés or Leonese Country as an autonomous community within Spain has been promoted by a number of Spanish regional political parties such as Partido Regionalista del País Leonés, Grupo Autonómico Leonés, Unión del Pueblo Leonés and Unión del Pueblo Salmantino.

Leon (singer)

Leon (born Jürgen Göbel, 4 April 1969, Lippetal, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German singer, best known for his participation in the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest, when he was controversially eliminated at the pre-selection stage.

Leon had taken part in the 1996 German Eurovision selection with the song "Planet of Blue", which had gained a comprehensive victory in a public televote. It was a very contemporary, techno-influenced song which had been expected to do well in the contest. The 1996 Eurovision Song Contest was to take place in Oslo on May 18. Hosts Norway were given an automatic place in the contest, but as 29 other countries were chasing the 22 remaining places, it was decided to hold an audio-only pre-qualifier on March 29 where a jury from each country would listen to all the songs and vote in the normal ESC manner, with the bottom seven songs being eliminated. To universal surprise, "Planet of Blue" finished 24th in the voting, and failed to qualify for the contest.

The unexpected result caused consternation in Germany and left the European Broadcasting Union facing the situation where its largest contributor at the time had to miss the contest. To avoid a re-occurrence in future years, the EBU introduced the controversial "Big Four" rule whereby Germany, along with France, Spain and the United Kingdom as the largest contributors, would be guaranteed a place in the Eurovision final each year.

Undeterred by disappointment, Leon returned to the German Eurovision selection in 1997 with "Schein (meine kleine Taschenlampe)", which finished second. He remains active and continues to release new material.

Leon (surname)

León is a Spanish surname. A habitational name from León, a city in northwestern Spain, named with Latinlegio, genitive legionis ‘legion’, a division of the Roman army. In Roman times the city was the garrison of the 7th Legion, known as the Legio Gemina. The city’s name became reduced from Legion(em) to Leon(em), and in this form developed an unetymological association with the word for ‘lion’, Spanish león. In Spanish it is also a nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, from león ‘lion’. Leon is also found as a Greek family name from Greek leon ‘lion’.

People with the surname León or Leon include:

  • Adrianne León, American actress
  • Francis Leon (born 1844), American actor
  • Léonie Léon (1838–1906), French mistress
  • Pedro Pablo León (born 1943), Peruvian footballer
  • Pierre Leon (1837-1915), American sailor
  • Sandy León (born 1989), Venezuelan professional baseball player
  • Tony Leon (born 1956), South African politician
  • Tony Leon (American football)
Leon (Souda Bay)

Leon (, "lion"), also known colloquially as Nisi ("the island") and during Venetian rule as Rabbit Island, is an islet in Souda Bay on the northwest coast of Crete.

On the southeast side of the islet, a small distance away, there is another larger islet called Souda. In ancient times these two islets were referred to as Leukai (Greek for "white ones") and pronounced "Lefkai". Their name came from the ancient Greek myth about a musical contest between the Sirens and the Muses. Out of their anguish from losing the competition, writes Stephanus of Byzantium, the Muses plucked their rivals' feathers from their wings; the Sirens turned white and fell into the sea at Aptera ("featherless") where they formed the islands in the bay that were called Lefkai.

Leon (Japanese wrestler)

is a Japanese professional wrestler, better known by the ring nameLeon. Trained by Hyper Visual Fighting Arsion, Takase made her debut for the promotion in March 2000, working under her real name. After a change in management, Arsion was renamed Major Girl's Fighting AtoZ in 2003, and Takase received a new ring name, . After quitting AtoZ in 2005, Takase became a freelancer, now working under a mask and the new ring name . After two years of working for several independent promotions, including JDStar, M's Style and Oz Academy, Takase made JWP Joshi Puroresu her new home promotion in January 2007. In January 2010, Takase's ring name was shortened to just Leon and the following year, she won JWP's top title, the JWP Openweight Championship, while also becoming the leader of the Shishi no Ana stable.

LÉON (Swedish singer)

Léon (Stylized: LÉON) is a Swedish singer and songwriter born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. The product of a musical household, Léon began her musical career as front-women of a hip hop and soul group in her teens before embarking on a solo career with producing partner Agrin Rahmani in 2015.

Her first single, "Tired of Talking", off her debut release, Treasure - EP, has since received over 24.4 million plays on Spotify and has been prominently featured in the service's spotlight program. The singer has earned mentions from fellow singer Katy Perry and most recently appeared in Vogue Italia.

Her first full-length studio album is expected to be released in mid summer of 2016.

Usage examples of "leon".

She would have made the secret love child of Leon Trotsky and Margaret Thatcher look like an uncommitted, apolitical layabout.

Dole, Gingrich, Armey, Daschle, and Gephardt were there, as were Al Gore, Leon Panetta, Bob Rubin, Laura Tyson, and other members of our team.

When Josef went there with a couple of the others, they found Leon and the other two out cold and Ashling gone.

And lo and behold, Leon spotted the agent who had gone in after Ashling on -Saturday!

High silken pavilions or colored marquees, shooting up from among the crowd of meaner dwellings, marked where the great lords and barons of Leon and Castile displayed their standards, while over the white roofs, as far as eye could reach, the waving of ancients, pavons, pensils, and banderoles, with flash of gold and glow of colors, proclaimed that all the chivalry of Iberia were mustered in the plain beneath them.

Leon had called Moynihan late Sunday night, but the piping voice of the Benet body had not been authoritative enough to get any information out of that damned Irish hoodlum.

Even when Myron burned his butt on a fade-away eighteen-footer, Leon offered only words of encouragement.

JAMES RAINS arrived, and Roy Fayle promptly introduced him to Leon Elgard.

Buck noticed that while the attention refocused on Viv Ivins, Leon went to work on his backside, riffling his fingers over the area.

Beatrice had chosen to remain with her father, partly because she was allergic to parrots and partly because she doubted that Leon Leep could survive on his own.

As for Leon Leep, he displayed no curiosity beyond what his wife had told him about her wayward offspring.

The servant responded that his name was Licentiate Juan Perez de Viedma and that he had heard he came from somewhere in the mountains of Leon.

Brillier, Maigne, Sartin, Raynaud, Leon Vidal, Lafon, Lamargue, Bourzat, and General Rey.

Before he moved to the Park, Leon Duffy was arrested and jailed for molesting an eleven-year-old girl here in Anchorage.

Sergeant Stephen Odum, Sergeant Michael Holland, police officer Joe Anderson, and to fellow writers, Susan Domingos, Elaine Avila, David Wimsett, Valerie Perry, Deb Cooksey, Diane Holt, Barbara Mchugh, Eric Roher, Marilyn Day, Heather King, John Meeker, Leon Tsao, Paul Diebels, Carl Gonser, Stephen Linsley, Annagret Ogden, Donna Gillespie, Donal Brown, Bruce Hartford, Bob Hunt, Brad Newsham and Leigh Anne Varney.