Definitions for HUN
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a member of a pastoral people of the Eurasian steppes, who in the late 4th century a.d. began a course of alternating conflict and alliance with their Iranian and Germanic neighbors and the Roman Empire: they reached the height of their power in Europe under Attila in the 5th century, and then disappeared from history.
Category: Peoples, Ancient History
(often l.c.) a barbarous, destructive person; vandal.
Category: Status (usage)
Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a German soldier in World War I or II.) (a contemptuous term used to refer to a German.)
* Usage: The meanings represented by definitions 3a and 3b , though appearing mostly in historical contexts, are used with disparaging intent and are perceived as highly insulting, since the Germans are likened to the barbarous, warlike, destructive Huns of the 4th and 5th centuries.
Origin of Hun:
bef. 900; sing. of Huns, OE Hūnas; akin to LL Hunnī
a member of a nomadic people who invaded Europe in the 4th century
Affectionate abbreviation of honey.
A grey partridge.
A member of a nomadic tribe, the Huns, most likely of Turkic origin, which invaded Europe in the fourth century from Central Asia.
a vandal, a barbarian, an uncivilized destructive person
Origin: From Hunnus, apparently ultimately from Turkic Hun-yü, the name of a tribe (they were known in China as (Hsiungnu)).
one of a warlike nomadic people of Northern Asia who, in the 5th century, under Atilla, invaded and conquered a great part of Europe
The hun is a Korean ocarina-like flute made of baked clay or other ceramics. It has a globular shape, with a blowing hole on top and several finger holes. It is used primarily in court music ensembles, although in the late 20th century some contemporary Korean composers began to use it in their compositions and film scores. In Japan, the equivalent instrument is called tsuchibue.
Translations for HUN
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
belonging to them
This is their car; Take a note of their names and addresses.
- لَهُم، خاصَّتُهُمArabic
- seu/delesPortuguese (BR)
- ihr, ihreGerman
- που τους ανήκειGreek
- su, susSpanish
- مال آنها؛ آنهاFarsi
- שֶׁלָהֶם, שֶׁלָהֶןHebrew
- उनका या इनकाHindi
- (aző) -(j)uk, -(j)ük stb.Hungarian
- milik merekaIndonesian
- 그(그녀)들의, 그것들의Korean
- deres; sin, sitt, sineNorwegian
- deras, sin, sitt, sinaSwedish
- they的所有格，他(她、它)們的Chinese (Trad.)
- їхній; свійUkrainian
- ان کاUrdu
- của họVietnamese
- （they 的所有格）他们的、她们的、它们的Chinese (Simp.)
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