Leonine Le"o*nine (l[=e]"[-o]*n[imac]n), a. [L. leoninus, fr. leo, leonis, lion: cf. F. l['e]onin. See {Lion}.] Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the lion; as, a leonine look; leonine rapacity. -- {Le"o*nine*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

{Leonine verse}, a kind of verse, in which the end of the line rhymes with the middle; -- so named from Leo, or Leoninus, a Benedictine and canon of Paris in the twelfth century, who wrote largely in this measure, though he was not the inventor. The following line is an example: [1913 Webster]

Gloria factorum temere conceditur horum. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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