lown
adjective Etymology: Middle English (Scots) lowne Date: 15th century dialect calm, quiet

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  • Lown — ist der Name folgender Personen: Bernard Lown (* 1921), US amerikanischer Kardiologe und Aktivist der Vereinigung International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Bert Lown (1903–1962), US amerikanischer Jazz Violinist, Komponist und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lown — Lown, n. [See {Loon}.] A low fellow. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lown — This interesting surname has two distinct possible sources, the first and most generally applicable being from the medieval given name Lovin . This name derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century Leofhun , which is composed of the elements… …   Surnames reference

  • lown — lown1 /lown/, adj., n., v.t., v.i. South Midland U.S. calm; quiet. [1375 1425; late ME (Scots) lownen (v.), later lowne (adj.) < ON logn calm (n.), lugna to calm] lown2 /loohn/, n. Scot. loon2. * * * …   Universalium

  • lown — I. ˈlau̇n verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English (Scots) lownen, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish lugna to calm, quiet, Old Icelandic logn; akin to Gothic liuhath light more at light dialect : calm …   Useful english dictionary

  • lown — adjective /lʌun/lang=sco peaceful, calm …   Wiktionary

  • Lown — Bernard, U.S. cardiologist, *1921. See L. Ganong Levine syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • lown —  a vulgar rustic, a heavy stupid fellow. N …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • LOWN, PHILIP W. — LOWN, PHILIP W. (1890–1978), U.S. shoe manufacturer and philanthropist. Lown arrived in New York in 1907, later attending the University of Maine and obtaining a degree in chemical engineering (1918). Lown went into shoe manufacturing, eventually …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome — Lown Gan·ong Le·vine syndrome lau̇n gan .ȯŋ lə vīn , vēn n LGL SYNDROME * * * Lown Gan·ong Le·vine syndrome (lounґ ganґong lə vīnґ) [Bernard Lown, American cardiologist, born 1921; William F. Ganong, American physiologist, born 1924;… …   Medical dictionary

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