noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English Hunas, plural, from Late Latin Hunni, plural Date: before 12th century 1. a member of a nomadic central Asian people gaining control of a large part of central and eastern Europe under Attila about A.D. 450 2. a. often not capitalized a person who is wantonly destructive ; vandal b. usually disparaging german; especially a German soldier

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  • hun — hun·der; hun·di; hun·ga·ry; hun·ger·ly; hun·gri·ly; hun·gri·ness; hun·gry; hun·kers; hun·nic; hun·nish; hun·ter s; hun·ting·don; hun·ting·don·shire; hun·ting·ton s; hun·yak; ro·hun; to·hun·ga; hun; hun·dred; hun·dred·fold; hun·dredth;… …   English syllables

  • Hun — bezeichnet: die Hun (Instrument), selbstklingendes Zupfinstrument die Hun, koreanische Keramikflöte ähnlich dem chinesischen Xun das Hun Superterran, ehemaliger Kleinkontinent den Hun (Fluss) in der Volksrepublik China Hun (Libyen), libysche… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • HUN — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hun — HUN, huni, s.m. Persoană dintr un neam mongolic care, în sec. IV V, a pătruns până în apusul Europei, trecând şi prin ţara noastră. – Din fr. Huns, lat. Hunni. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  hun s. m., pl. huni Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Hun — Hun, n. [L. Hunni, also Chunni, and Chuni; cf. AS. H?nas, H?ne, OHG. H?ni, G. Hunnen.] One of a warlike nomadic people of Northern Asia who, in the 5th century, under Atilla, invaded and conquered a great part of Europe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hun — s New York Supreme Court Reports Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • Hun — O.E., person from a tribe from central Asia that overran Europe in the 4c. and 5c., from M.L. Hunni, apparently ultimately from Turkic Hun yü, the name of a tribe (they were known in China as Han or Hiong nu). Figurative sense of reckless… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hun — *hun germ., Partikel: nhd. irgend; ne. any; Rekontruktionsbasis: got., an., as., ahd.; Etymologie: idg. *kʷene , Partikel der Verallgemeinerung, i …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • Hun — [hun] n. [OE Hune < LL Hunni (pl.) < native name > Chin Hiong nu, Han] 1. a member of a warlike Asian people that, led by Attila and others, invaded E and central Europe in the 4th and 5th cent. A.D. 2. [often h ] any savage or… …   English World dictionary

  • Hun. — «huhn», noun. 1. a member of a warlike Asian people who invaded Europe in the 300 s and 400 s A.D. under the leadership of Attila. 2. Figurative. a barbarous, destructive person. 3. Slang. (Disparaging). a German soldier. (used especially during… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hun — Hun, Fluß, so v.w. Haun …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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