KudoZ home » English to Russian » Art/Literary

lehman

Russian translation: любовница, содержанка

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
English term or phrase:lehman (leman)
Russian translation:любовница, содержанка
Entered by: Oleg Rudavin
Options:
- Contribute to this entry
- Include in personal glossary

04:10 Aug 27, 2001
English to Russian translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: lehman
Очередная художественная книга. Англия, тринадцатый век. Лорд, влюбленный в крепостную женщину, хочет, чтобы она была его lehman. Возможно, это нечто историческое.
Спасибо.
Олег
Oleg Rudavin
Ukraine
Local time: 08:43
любовница / возлюбленная
Explanation:
Webster gives for another spelling:
leman (Archaic)
1. a sweetheart; lover; beloved.
2. a mistress.

Selected response from:

michnick
Local time: 09:43
Grading comment
Попадание на все сто процентов! Спасибо!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
naжена
Alexander Alexandrov
naaddition
Natalie
naлюбовница / возлюбленнаяmichnick
naпока только догадка
Natalie


  

Answers


26 mins
пока только догадка


Explanation:
Скорее всего, это по просту "наложница", но обещаю порыться в словарях.

Natalie
Poland
Local time: 07:43
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 28997
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 hr
любовница / возлюбленная


Explanation:
Webster gives for another spelling:
leman (Archaic)
1. a sweetheart; lover; beloved.
2. a mistress.



michnick
Local time: 09:43
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 74
Grading comment
Попадание на все сто процентов! Спасибо!
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 hr
addition


Explanation:
leman
NOUN:
Archaic 1. A sweetheart; a lover. 2. A
mistress.
ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English leofman, lemman : leof, dear (from Old English lof; see leubh
http://www.bartleby.com/61/44/L0114400.html

leubh-
DEFINITION:
To care, desire; love.
Derivatives include livelong, belief, and libido.
I. Suffixed form *leubh-o-. lief; leman,
livelong, from Old English lof, dear, beloved, from Germanic *leubaz.
http://www.bartleby.com/61/roots/IE281.html

LE'MAN, n. [See Love and Lief.]
A sweetheart; a gallant, or a mistress. Obs.
http://65.66.134.201/cgi-bin/webster/webster.exe?search_for_...

SHAKESPEARIAN GLOSSARY:
LEMAN a lover or mistress
http://eserver.org/langs/shakespeare-glossary.txt






Natalie
Poland
Local time: 07:43
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 28997
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

8 hrs
жена


Explanation:
leman ['lemэn] n арх.
1. 1) возлюбленный; возлюбленная
2) редк. муж; жена
2. любовник; любовница


    New Big English-Russian Dictionary in 3 volumes (Mednikova, Apresyan), Moscow, 1993. - Multilex II.
Alexander Alexandrov
Russian Federation
Local time: 09:43
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 71
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search