LEVANT (from theFrench use of the participle of
See also:lever, tocoastlands of the eastern Mediterranean
See also:Sea from
See also:Greece to
See also:Egypt, or, in a more restricted and commoner sense, to the Mediterranean coastlands of
See also:Asia Minor and
See also:Syria . In the 16th and 17th centuries the
See also:term " High Levant" was used of the Far East . The phrase " to levant," meaning to abscond, especially of one who runs away leaving debts unpaid, particularly of a betting man or gambler, is taken from the Span. levantar, to lift or break up, in such phrases as levantar la casa, to break up a
See also:household, or el campo, to break
See also:camp .
EMANUEL LEUTZE (1816–1868)
PIERRE EMILE LEVASSEUR (1828– )
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