noun (plural Leonids or Leonides) Etymology: Latin Leon-, Leo; from their appearing to radiate from a point in Leo Date: 1876 any of the meteors in a meteor shower occurring every year about November 14

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  • Leonid — may refer to:*Leonids, a yearly prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel Tuttle.People with the name Leonid: *Leonid Brezhnev (1906 1982), political leader of the USSR from 1964 to 1982. *Leonid Kravchuk, (b. 1934) a Ukrainian… …   Wikipedia

  • Leonid — puede refererirse a: Contenido 1 Nombre 1.1 Personajes 2 Desambiguaciones 3 Véase también Nombre …   Wikipedia Español

  • Leonid — Le o*nid (l[=e] [ o]*n[i^]d), n. [From {Leo}: cf. F. l[ e]onides, pl.] (Astron.) One of the shooting stars which constitute the star shower that recurs near the fourteenth of November at intervals of about thirty three years; so called because… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leonid — m Russian: from the Greek name Leonidas, a Spartan dialectal form of Leonidēs, borne by a king of Sparta who, with seven hundred followers, was killed by the invading Persians at the heroic defence of the pass at Thermopylae (480 BC). This action …   First names dictionary

  • Leonid — Leònid DEFINICIJA ONOMASTIKA m. os. ime; hip.: Lèo; Leònida ž. os. ime ETIMOLOGIJA grč. Leōnídas …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Leonid — Leonidas ist ein griechischer, männlicher Vorname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Varianten 3 Namenstag 4 Bekannte Namensträger 4.1 Antike Personen 4.2 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Leonid — (as used in expressions) Brézhnev, Leonid (Ilich) Kantórovich, Leonid (Vitaliévich) Lavrovski, Leonid (Mijáilovich) Massine, Leonid Leonid Fiódorovich Miassin …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Leonid — /lee euh nid/, n., pl. Leonids, Leonides /lee on i deez /. Astron. any of a shower of meteors occurring around November 15 and appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Leo. [1875 80; < NL Leonides, equiv. to L Leon (s. of Leo) LEO + …   Universalium

  • Leonid — griechischer Ursprung, Bedeutung: Sohn des Leon; russische Form von → Leonidas (Bedeutung: der Löwenstarke). Namensträger: Leonid Breschnew, sowjetischer Politiker …   Deutsch namen

  • Leonid — noun /ˈliːənɪd/ a) Each of a shower of meteorites which fall from the area of sky around the constellation Leo in November. I wrote my first story about the ghost of a horse leaping from a cascade of flame just after the leonids had been more… …   Wiktionary

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