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Hun / hən/ • n. 1. a member of a warlike Asiatic nomadic people who ravaged Europe in the 4th–5th centuries. ∎  a reckless or uncivilized destroyer of something. 2. inf., derog. a German (esp. in military contexts during World War I and World War II). ∎  (the Hun) Germans collectively. DERIVATIVES: Hun·nish adj.

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Hun a member of a warlike Asiatic nomadic people who invaded and ravaged Europe in the 4th–5th centuries; their famous leader was Attila.

In extended usage, Hun denotes a reckless or uncivilized destroyer of something; it is also (especially in military contexts during the First and Second World Wars) a derogatory term for a German.

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Hun. Constituent element in Chinese anthropology, one of two non-corporeal elements to make up the living human being (the other being pʾo). The two must interact harmoniously for life to continue; when they separate, death ensues.

For their destiny after death, see SHEN.

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Hun OE. (pl.) Hūne, Hūnas, corr. to MHG. Hūnen, Hiunen (G. Hunnen), ON. Húnar, also Hýnar — late L. Hunnī, Hūnī, Gr. Hoûnnoi — Sogdian χwn.
Hence Hunnish XIX.

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Hunbegun, bun, done, Donne, dun, fine-spun, forerun, fun, gun, Gunn, hon, Hun, none, nun, one, one-to-one, outdone, outgun, outrun, pun, run, shun, son, spun, stun, sun, ton, tonne, tun, underdone, Verdun, won •honeybun • handgun • flashgun •air gun • sixgun • popgun • shotgun •blowgun, shogun •speargun • scattergun • homespun •endrun • sheep run • grandson •stepson • godson • kiloton • megaton •anyone • everyone • someone

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