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Lev. British & World English

Leviticus (in biblical references)

lev British & World English

The basic monetary unit of Bulgaria, equal to 100 stotinki

Landau, Lev British & World English

(1908–68), Soviet theoretical physicist, born in Russia; full name Lev Davidovich Landau. Active in many fields, Landau was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1962 for his work on the superfluidity and thermal conductivity of liquid helium

maglev British & World English

A transport system in which trains glide above a track, supported by magnetic repulsion and propelled by a linear motor

Lev Davidovich Landau in Landau, Lev British & World English

(1908–68), Soviet theoretical physicist, born in Russia; full name Lev Davidovich Landau. Active in many fields, Landau was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1962 for his work on the superfluidity and thermal conductivity of liquid helium

Lev Davidovich Bronshtein in Trotsky, Leon British & World English

(1879–1940), Russian revolutionary; born Lev Davidovich Bronshtein. He helped to organize the October Revolution with Lenin, and built up the Red Army. He was expelled from the Communist Party by Stalin in 1927 and exiled in 1929. He settled in Mexico in 1937, where he was later murdered by a Stalinist assassin

Lev Samuilovich Rozenberg in Bakst, Léon British & World English

(1866–1924), Russian painter and designer; born Lev Samuilovich Rozenberg. He was a member of the Diaghilev circle and the Ballets Russes, for which he designed exotic, richly coloured sets and costumes

Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoi in Tolstoy, Count Leo British & World English

(1828–1910), Russian writer; Russian name Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoi. He is best known for the novels War and Peace (1863-9), an epic tale of the Napoleonic invasion, and Anna Karenina (1873-7)