Monday, October 21, 2013

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legion

[lee-juhn]

noun
1. a division of the Roman army, usually comprising 3000 to 6000 soldiers.
2. a military or semimilitary unit.
3. the Legion.
a. American Legion.
b. foreign legion ( def 2 ).
4. any large group of armed men.
5. any great number of persons or things; multitude.
adjective
6. very great in number: The holy man's faithful followers were legion.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English legi ( o ) un (< Old French ) < Latin legiōn- (stem of legiō ) picked body of soldiers, equivalent to leg ( ere ) to gather, choose, read + -iōn- -ion

Synonyms
5. throng, mass, host, sea.

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