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ˈæt l ə, əˈtɪl əat·ti·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Attila, Attila the Hun, Scourge of God, Scourge of the Godsnoun

    king of the Huns; the most successful barbarian invader of the Roman Empire (406-453)


  1. Attilanoun

    A king of the tribes of Huns.

  2. attilanoun

    A short, fringed cape worn as part of the Hungarian traditional costume

  3. attilanoun

    Any of the tropical flycatchers of the genus Attila


  1. Attila

    Attila (, ; fl. c. 406–453), frequently called Attila the Hun, was the ruler of the Huns from 434 until his death in March 453. He was also the leader of a tribal empire consisting of Huns, Ostrogoths, Alans, and Bulgars, among others, in Central and Eastern Europe. During his reign, he was one of the most feared enemies of the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. He crossed the Danube twice and plundered the Balkans, but was unable to take Constantinople. His unsuccessful campaign in Persia was followed in 441 by an invasion of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, the success of which emboldened Attila to invade the West. He also attempted to conquer Roman Gaul (modern France), crossing the Rhine in 451 and marching as far as Aurelianum (Orléans), before being stopped in the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains. He subsequently invaded Italy, devastating the northern provinces, but was unable to take Rome. He planned for further campaigns against the Romans, but died in 453. After Attila's death, his close adviser, Ardaric of the Gepids, led a Germanic revolt against Hunnic rule, after which the Hunnic Empire quickly collapsed. Attila lived on as a character in Germanic heroic legend.


  1. attila

    Attila, often referred to as Attila the Hun, was the ruler of the Huns, a nomadic people, from 434 until his death in 453. He is known for his brutal and aggressive military campaigns across Europe, and is often regarded as one of the most feared enemies of the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. He has become a legendary figure in history, often represented as a symbol of cruelty and barbarism.


  1. Attila

    Attila is an opera in a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera, based on the 1809 play Attila, König der Hunnen by Zacharias Werner. Initially, Verdi had enlisted Francesco Maria Piave to prepare the libretto, after Verdi's own scenario. After finding Piave's work unsatisfactory, Verdi then turned to Solera, but finally returned to Piave for act 3. The opera received its first performance at La Fenice, Venice, on 17 March 1846. Ezio's act 2 aria of heroic resolution E' gettata la mia sorte is a fine example of a characteristic Verdian genre, and it achieved fame in its own time with audiences in the context of the adoption of a liberal constitution by Ferdinand II. Other contemporary comment praised the work as suitable for the "political education of the people", while, in contrast, others criticised the opera as "Teutonic" in nature.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attila in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attila in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of attila in a Sentence

  1. Elod Novak:

    We will cease to be the heirs of Attila the Hun if becoming a people's party means embracing a politically correct, careful traditionalism, we will become the same servants of big money as every party and government since (1989).

  2. Genghis Khan:

    ‘ Xiongnu ’ was the name of a dynasty not a people, per se ; but that dynastic regime greatly impacted the peoples within its realms and left a powerful legacy in Eurasia, many subsequent groups appropriated the potent name of Xiongnu( or Hunnu) as they established their own regimes, leading to the perpetuation of so-called ‘ Hunnic ’ entities even as far as that of Attila and the Huns at the edge of Europe centuries after the demise of the Xiongnu in Inner Asia.

  3. Mark Tinsley:

    When you’re asking for a money judgment, people have to be motivated to give you that money judgment, if you represent Attila the Hun versus some sweet old grandmother, nobody’s gon na give Attila the Hun money, but they would give money to some sweet grandmother.

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