Levee vs Levi - What's the difference?

levee | levi |

As a verb levee

is .

As a proper noun levi is

levi (third son of jacob).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia levee)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi.
  • (US) The steep bank of a river, or border of an irrigated field.
  • (US) A pier or other landing place on a river.
  • Synonyms
    * (embankment) dike, floodwall


  • (US) To keep within a channel by means of levees.
  • to levee a river

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) The act of rising; getting up, especially in the morning after rest.
  • * Gray
  • the sun's levee
  • * 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 414:
  • The sturdy hind now attends the levee of his fellow-labourer the ox
  • A reception of visitors held after getting up.
  • A formal reception, especially one given by royalty or other leaders.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1992 , year_published=1993 , author= Hilary Mantel , title=A Place of Greater Safety citation , isbn=9780689121685 , page=195 , passage=At the King's levee on the morning of the 13th, Philippe was first ignored; then asked by His Majesty (rudely) what he wanted; then told, ‘Get back where you came from.’ }}


  • To attend the levee or levees of.
  • * Young
  • He levees all the great.



    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • The third son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
  • * 1611 , 35:22b-26 :
  • Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi , and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin: 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram.
  • One of the Biblical tribes of Israelites, descended from Levi; the tribe from which priests were selected.
  • * 1611 , 13:33
  • But unto the tribe of Levi Moses gave not any inheritance: the Lord God of Israel was their inheritance, as he said unto them.
  • .
  • Derived terms

    * Levite * Levitical * Leviticus

    See also



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