leonine definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, associated with, or characteristic of a lion.
    • Of, pertaining to, or feature associated with lion.
    • regarding, or characteristic of, the lion
    • of or characteristic of or resembling a lion
  • others:
    • with respect to or resembling a lion; lion-like: as, leonine fierceness or rapacity.
    • In prosody, comprising metrical Latin hexameters or elegiacs (alternative hexameters and pentameters), when the last word rimes using the word straight away preceding the cesural pause or even the middle associated with range.
    • related to you called Leo, particularly to several popes of that title; more especially, of or with respect to Leo I., the truly amazing (pope from 440 to 461), who is believed to have added specific words to your Roman canon associated with mass, and whom some have actually even, without justification, called the writer of Roman liturgy.
  • noun:
    • A coin illegally imported into The united kingdomt by foreign merchants in the reign of Edward I.
    • plural Leonine verse.

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