Hun

Definitions

  • A model for the Huns in Belgium
    A model for the Huns in Belgium
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Hun offensive term for a person of German descent
    • n Hun a member of a nomadic people who invaded Europe in the 4th century
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Attila the Hun (invader of Europe; 406-453), Felix Faure (French President; 1841-1899), and Pope Leo VIII (d 963-965) all died while having sex.
    • n Hun One of a warlike nomadic people of Northern Asia who, in the 5th century, under Atilla, invaded and conquered a great part of Europe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Attila the Hun was a dwarf. Pepin the Short, Aesop, Gregory the Tours, Charles 3 of Naples, and the Pasha Hussein were all less than 3.5 feet tall.
    • n Hun A member of an ancient Asiatic race of warlike nomads, probably of the Mongolian or Tatar stock, first appearing prominently in European history about a. d. 375. In that year they crossed the Volga and the Don, defeated the Goths, and drove them beyond the Danube. In the reign of their king Attila (about 434–454) they overran and ravaged the greater part of Europe, and compelled the Romans to pay tribute. After the death of Attila their power was broken, but their name continued to be applied in an indefinite way during the middle ages. They are described as ugly and savage, having dark complexions, small, deep-set black eyes, broad shoulders, flat noses, and no beard. Some authorities suppose that they were identical with the Finnic Bulgarians of later history.
    • n Hun A Hungarian.
    • n Hun An abbreviation of Hungary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Atilla the hun was a dwarf
    • n Hun hun one of a powerful, squat, swarthy, and savage nomad race of Asia, probably of Mongolian or Tartar stock, who began to move westwards in Europe about 372 A.D., pushing the Goths before them across the Danube, and under Attila (433-453) overrunning Europe: a shortened form of Hungarian
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Hunni, also Chunni, and Chuni,; cf. AS. Hnas, Hne, OHG. Hni, G. Hunnen,

Usage

In literature:

Way up to the end, though, Hartley still talked about getting over to help smash the Huns.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
Succeeded by his eldest son, Hun Yg, who died, together with his eldest son Balam, the father of the author, in the year 1521.
"The Annals of the Cakchiquels" by Daniel G. Brinton
Thirteen years elapsed, and the widow married Etzel, king of the Huns.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
I'll bet that he's been living high on the best the Huns could give him.
"Army Boys on the Firing Line" by Homer Randall
The Huns were worthy sons of such fathers.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
Not that I was takin' Plummer's Hun scare real serious.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
There was also the occasion when the gunners promised to destroy a new work erected by the Huns in front of their lines.
"The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)" by Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Cruttwell
These Huns now prepared an answering wave of invasion.
"Bulgaria" by Frank Fox
The Huns seemed to know their position, and had put over a regular fusilade of 4.2's and 5.9's and gas-shells.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
In Liege, on a Tuesday, the blood-dripping Huns added another horror to their list of revolting crimes.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
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In poetry:

Wat is u of mij een naam,
Werelds prijs of werelds blaam,
Als de ziel de dingen weet en mint
Dieper dan hun naam, mijn kind?
"Namen" by Pieter Cornelis Boutens
Is er in mij de aandacht niet
van verzen en hun stil verricht
inschikken tot dit klein gedicht
van iets geluk en licht verdriet?
" In Gedempten Toon" by Jan Hendrik Leopold
Maar even als een schaduwbeeld,
Dat vluchtig wegdrijft voor de winden,
Zoo moest al spoedig hun genot,
Hun zoete mijmerij verzwinden.
"Edward En Emma" by Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate
Tartars fierce, with sword and sabres,
Huns and Turks, and such as these,
Envied much their peaceful neighbors
By the blue Borysthenes.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Niet hun-alleen die juichen mogen,
Heeft God Zijn zegen weggeleid:
Zijn troostende barmhartigheid
Verschijnt ook slaaploos-schreiende' oogen.
"Zalig Die Treuren, Want Zij Zullen Vertroost Worden" by Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate
Atli the Hun, I come a-land
With the strength of ten kings in my hand;
And she that I seek is deadly fair
With the beauty of ten in her eyes and hair.
"The Rowing-Song Of King Atli" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson

In news:

Carl spoke about Hun Guey restaurant at 301 North Garfield Avenue in Monterey Park.
Dax Riggs, Sons of Huns, Monoplane .
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen delivers a speech during the East Asia Summit at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh , Cambodia Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012.
Hons and Huns from the May 12, 1977 issue.
My wife said that this is something that she could see me doing….thanks, Hun.
Hun School boys' basketball team 's Duke not one for PDA.
Hun School boys' basketball head coach Jonathan Stone.
Hun boys' basketball falls to St Benedict 's.
Overcome by exhaustion, Cambodian strongman Hun Sen was driven to tears after hosting a Southeast Asian summit attended by world leaders including President Barack Obama.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian strongman Hun Sen was driven to tears Tuesday as he declared how proud his small country was to host the region's main summit meeting, and said he was too exhausted to take any questions from journalists.
C ambodian strongman Hun Sen was driven to tears Tuesday as he declared how proud his small country was to host the region's main summit meeting, and said he was too exhausted to take any questions from journalists.
Adams said Obama should urge Hun Sen to solve the issue of impunity to bring justice to the victims.
But many Cambodians are too young to have emotional ties to a man who in the past two decades has been overshadowed by Hun Sen, the country's current political strongman.
Hun-Chung Lee, South Korea, 2011 / "Assemblage Ceramic Bench in Light Blue," in glazed ceramic .
Cotrona as Flint, while Ray Stevenson and Byung-hun Lee play two of Cobra 's nastiest customers, saboteur Firefly and ninja Storm Shadow respectively.
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In science:

We thank Pil Hun Song and Jysoo Lee for useful discussions.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
N (z), ci| log |huN (w), ci| dγN (c) = QN (z , w) + C .
Number variance of random zeros on complex manifolds
Hun energie¨en nemen discrete (oftewel kwantum-) waarden aan.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
If o(s) = n, ψ(h) = C is constant, and Ann M ) hH n − cn i (c ∈ C× ), then cn = C n . (Thus Ann M must contain un or dn .) If o(s) = n, ψ(h) = C is constant, and Ann M ) hun i or Ann M ) hdn i, then M is finite-dimensional.
Primitive ideals of noetherian generalized down-up algebras
Ze maken hun straling (infraroodstraling, licht, ultravioletstraling, enz.) diep van binnen, waar ze lichte gassen ombouwen tot zwaardere.
Radio Pulsars
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