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Levin

Levin \Lev"in\ (l[e^]v"[i^]n), n. [Etymol. uncertain. Cf. Leven.] Lightning. [Obs.]
--Spenser.

Levin brand, a thunderbolt. [Obs.]
--Spenser.

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levin

n. (context archaic English) lightning; a bolt of lightning; also, a bright flame or light.

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Levin

Levin may refer to:

In people:

  • Levin (given name)
  • Levin (surname)

In places:

  • Levin, New Zealand, a town in the southern North Island

In automobiles:

  • Toyota Corolla Levin

In business:

  • Levin (guitar company), a Swedish guitar manufacturer

In fiction:

  • Konstantin Dmitrievitch Levin, a character in Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
  • Levin (Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu), a playable character in Generation 1 in Sigurd's Tale in Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu
Levin (surname)

Levin is a surname with several word origins. In most cases it is Jewish, derived from the Jewish biblical tribe of Levi, whose descendants the Levites had distinctive duties in the Temple period. In some cases the surname Levin is derived from the German personal nameLiebwin. In other cases the surname represents a form of the Yiddish word for "lion". In some cases the surname Levin represents a patronymic form of Lëva.

Variations on this surname include Levy, Levine, Lavin, Le Neve, Levitt, Segal (Hebrew acronym) and many others.

It is also often an anglicisation of Quebecer name Lavigne, especially in northeast USA.

Levin (guitar company)

Levin is a Swedish manufacturer of musical instruments founded by Herman Carlson Levin, that was active between 1900 and 1978. The company produced over half a million instruments in the 80 years that it was active, mostly guitars but also mandolins, banjos and lutes, which made Levin into the biggest instrument manufacturer in Scandinavia for many years.

Levín (Litoměřice District)

Levín is a small town ( městys) in Litoměřice District in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic.

The town covers an area of , and has a population of 116 (as at 31 December 2007).

Levín lies approximately north-east of Litoměřice, east of Ústí nad Labem, and north of Prague.

Levin (given name)

Levin is a masculine given name currently popular with German-speaking people in Switzerland. It is a modern German version of the Old English name Leofwine or the Old German Leobwin or Liebwin, meaning "dear friend." Dutch variants include Lieven and Lievin. A rare modern English variant is Lewin. It can also be a variant of Levi and is a surname with different origins.

Usage examples of "levin".

A couple of days later, I had another night meeting on the issue, with members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, including Senators Sam Nunn, James Exon, Carl Levin, Robert Byrd, Edward Kennedy, Bob Graham, Jeff Bingaman, John Glenn, Richard Shelby, Joe Lieberman, and Chuck Robb.

Levin, who was frum, Chassid, a reader and quoter of the Talmud, and also the biggest pain in the .

From the proselytizing, ENCOURAGING HELPFUL fee department at one end to the peregrinations of Mailer or Wodehouse or Drew Pearson or Meyer Levin or Gerald Green or Arthur Clarke, Irving Shulman, and later, Carl Sagan, the triumph of Grub Street and its processes was never in question.

Such deities were the Thracian Bendis, whose manifestation was heralded by the howling of her fierce black hounds, and Hecate the terrible QUeen of the realm of ghosts, as Euripides calls her, and the vampire Mormo and the dark Summanus who at midnight hurled loud thunderbolts and launched the deadly levin through the starless sky.

As Sergeant Cartman had just said, the crosshatch indicating the location of the ELF beacon worn by Chief Proctor Levin had disappeared shortly after he had been spotted by Flight One.

Farther away, 200 to 300 priests and Levites huddled near the High Priest, Chaim Levin, who stood a safe distance away in a tableau of mock defiance toward the men on the steps.

It became clear that the photos had all been taken between the morning I had caught the Roulet case and the day Raul Levin was murdered.

Levin, Fields Medal nominee, post-adolescent genius and wiseguy, the young man who Stephen Hawking says has made the greatest contributions to quantum gravity, the guy who, if you ask him a simple question you get a pageant, endless lectures on chrono-string theory, complexity theory, algebraic number theory, how many pepperonis can dance on the point of a pizza.

Levin said irritably, 'You'll have to work out your conjugal visits yourself, Lieutenant.

From the proselytizing, ENCOURAGING HELPFUL fee department at one end to the peregrinations of Mailer or Wodehouse or Drew Pearson or Meyer Levin or Gerald Green or Arthur Clarke, Irving Shulman, and later, Carl Sagan, the triumph of Grub Street and its processes was never in question.

Their flaming levins threaded the shimmering veils, patterned them, as though they were the flying robes of the very spirit of fire.

With ropes of fire they knouted the Things the sledges struck, the sullen crimson levins blasted.

Everyone on the list is a former Marshall scientist, so it's no surprise when, just a few seconds after the Levins have been called, Jorge hears his own name.