See also: leão and Leaõ

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Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Old Galician-Portuguese Leon, from Latin Legiōnem. Doublet of legião.

Proper noun edit


  1. León (a province and former kingdom in northwestern Spain)
  2. León (a city, the provincial capital of León, Spain)
Usage notes edit

Leão is never indicated by an article; see usage notes for Portugal.

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Proper noun edit

Leão m or f by sense

  1. a surname

Etymology 2 edit

From Latin Leō.

Proper noun edit

Leão m

  1. A male given name of historical usage, notably borne by several Roman Catholic popes
  2. (astronomy) Leo (a constellation)
  3. (astrology) Leo (a zodiac sign)
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Zodiac signs in Portuguese (layout · text)
Áries/Carneiro Touro Gémeos/Gêmeos Câncer/Caranguejo
Leão Virgem Libra/Balança Escorpião
Sagitário Capricórnio Aquário/Aquarius Peixes

Etymology 3 edit

From leão (lion).

Proper noun edit

Leão m

  1. (Brazil, colloquial) nickname of the Brazilian internal revenue service