Houyhnhnm
noun Date: 1726 a member of a race of horses endowed with reason in Swift's Gulliver's Travels

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  • Houyhnhnm — Hou*yhnhnm , n. One of the race of horses described by Swift in his imaginary travels of Lemuel Gulliver. The Houyhnhnms were endowed with reason and noble qualities; subject to them were Yahoos, a race of brutes having the form and all the worst …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Houyhnhnm — 1727, in Gulliver s Travels, coined by Swift to suggest whinnying …   Etymology dictionary

  • Houyhnhnm — [ho͞o in′əm, hwin′əm] n. [coined by SWIFT Jonathan to suggest horse s whinny] in Swift s Gulliver s Travels, any of a race of horses with reasoning power and human virtues: see also YAHOO …   English World dictionary

  • Houyhnhnm — Dans Les Voyages de Gulliver de Jonathan Swift, les Houyhnhnm sont une race de chevaux. Leur nom évoque d ailleurs assez bien le hennissement. Gulliver préfère leur compagnie à celle des Yahoos. Ces chevaux sont raisonnables, ils vivent dans une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Houyhnhnm — Los houyhnhnm son unos seres fantásticos en la novela Viajes de Gulliver, de Jonathan Swift. Características Mapa de la isla. Anterior a 1726. Hermann Moll. Los Houyhnhnms son en apariencia iguales a un caballo común. Sin embargo, estas… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Houyhnhnm — Houyhnhnms are a race of intelligent horses described in the last part of Jonathan Swift s satiric Gulliver s Travels . The name is pronounced either IPAEng|ˈhuːɪnəm or IPA|/ˈhwɪnəm/. [Daniel Jones: English Pronouncing Dictionary. Cambridge/New… …   Wikipedia

  • Houyhnhnm — /hooh in euhm, hwin euhm, win /, n. (in Swift s Gulliver s Travels) one of a race of horses endowed with reason, who rule the Yahoos, a race of degraded, brutish creatures having human form. [1726; appar. echoic; cf. WHINNY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Houyhnhnm — Hou•yhn•hnm [[t]huˈɪn əm, ˈ(h)wɪn əm, ˈwɪn [/t]] n. lit. (in Swift s Gulliver s Travels) one of a race of horses endowed with reason …   From formal English to slang

  • Houyhnhnm — noun one of a race of intelligent horses who ruled the Yahoos in a novel by Jonathan Swift • Instance Hypernyms: ↑fictional character, ↑fictitious character, ↑character …   Useful english dictionary

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