Levant

Definition of Levant

Le`vant´   Pronunciation: lė`vănt´
a.1.(Law) Rising or having risen from rest; - said of cattle. See Couchant and levant, under Couchant.
n.1.The countries washed by the eastern part of the Mediterranean and its contiguous waters.
2.A levanter (the wind so called).
a.1.Eastern.
Forth rush the levant and the ponent winds.
- Milton.
v. i.1.To run away from one's debts; to decamp.

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