There are 2 definitions of Leonine in English:

Leonine

Syllabification: Le·o·nine
Pronunciation: /ˈlēəˌnīn
 
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adjective

  • 1Of or relating to one of the popes named Leo, especially Leo IV and the part of Rome that he fortified.
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    • The Leonine revival of Thomism stressed the primacy of divine over natural law and gave the clerical reconquest of Christian civilization a philosophical rationale.
    • The Leonine revival featured not only the harnessing of Thomas' thought to confront modernism, but as a necessary preparation, the modern editing of his sizeable corpus.
  • 2 Prosody (Of medieval Latin verse) in hexameter or elegiac meter with internal rhyme.
  • 2.1(Of English verse) with internal rhyme.

noun

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  • Leonine verse.

Origin

late Middle English: from the name Leo, from Latin leo 'lion'. (sense 2 of the adjective) may be from the name of a medieval poet, but his identity is not known.

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There are 2 definitions of Leonine in English:

leonine

Syllabification: le·o·nine
Pronunciation: /ˈlēəˌnīn
 
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adjective

  • Of or resembling a lion or lions: a handsome, leonine profile
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    • Robert Graves, leonine, ascended grandly and delivered hilarious impromptu remarks before declaiming a poem.
    • Both the horse and the hawk are unruly, the latter swirling its head around instead of waiting in obedient stillness, and the dogs have curiously rounded leonine heads.
    • Does that mean he's supposed to be more edgy than his smiling, soft leonine friend?

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin leoninus, from leo, leon- 'lion'.

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