the Léman                                                                                       >>>"home"...)

-from latin "lacus magnus" (great lake)  contracted, it seems, in  la  ma  n  >  leman > Léman
    Lac Léman would even be a pleonasmus, some people say...

-others say that the name would come from greek "limnê" which signifies lac.
    in that case, it would be a pleonasmus too...

-I hear the word would come from celtic! "lem" which signifies great and "an" water. (R.L. 5.4.4, 11.55)...

"Sometimes, some give the name of lac de Genève to the part of the lake near this city" (c) Larousse.

the Léman, in some general numbers                           leman lake
+                             2 elements concerning its surface leman lake
+           5 elements concerning its level                       leman lake                               
+          4 elements concerning its bottom 1,2 the form    2 drawings : 1 transverse, 1 particular
                                                                   3 : what happen slowly the bottom, what happen in 4 photos
                                                             4 : what happen brusquely the bottom, what happen in 4 photos                                       
its fauna  (a little bit, so much it has)                                  fauna lake leman   8 asf (mpeg)       31.12.08
it is, too...  (some photos)                                                some sunrise sunshine photos                                        

the Léman in one of the 4 lakes studied by "Eurolakes Research Project"
(with the Bodensee, the Lac du Bourget and the Loch Lomond)
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