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 Linspe (French, 2 syl.)Lion (as an emblem). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Lion (as an agnomen).
ALP ARSLAN [the Valiant Lion], son of Togrul Beg, the Perso-Turkish monarch. (Reigned 1063–1072.)   1
   ALI was called The Lion of God for his religious zeal and great courage. His mother called him at birth Al Haïdara, the Rugged Lion. (A.D. 602, 655–661.)   2
   ALI PASHA, called The Lion of Janina. overthrown in 1822 by Ibrahim Pasha. (1741, 1788–1822.)   3
   ARIOCH (fifth of the dynasty of Ninu, the Assyrian), called Arioch Ellas’ar—i.e. Arioch Melech al Asser, the Lion King of Assyria. (B.C. 1927–1897.)   4
   DAMELOWIEZ, Prince of Haliez, who founded Lemberg (Lion City) in 1259.   5
   GUSTA’VUS ADOLPHUS, called The Lion of the North. (1594, 1611–1632.)   6
   HAMZA, called The Lion of God and of His Prophet. So Gabriel told Mahomet his uncle was enregistered in heaven.   7
   HENRY, Duke of Bavaria and Saxony, was called The Lion for his daring courage. (1129–1195.)   8
   LOUIS VIII. of France was called The Lion because he was born under the sign Leo. (1187, 1223–1226.)   9
   RICHARD I. Cœur de Lion (Lion’s heart), so called for his bravery. (1157, 1189–1199.)   10
   WILLIAM of Scotland, so called because he chose a red lion rampant for his cognisance. (Reigned 1165–1214.)   11
   ¶ The Order of the Lion. A German Order of civil merit, founded in 1815.   12

 Linspe (French, 2 syl.)Lion (as an emblem). 


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