eunuch

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: yo͞oʹnŭk, IPA(key): /ˈjuː.nʌk/
  • Hyphenation: eu‧nuch

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French eunuque, from Latin eunuchus, from Ancient Greek εὐνοῦχος (eunoûkhos), from εὐνή (eunḗ, bed) + ἔχω (ékhō, I have, keep). Originally probably used to refer to a bed chamber attendant.

Noun[edit]

eunuch (plural eunuchs)

  1. A castrated human male.
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, chapter 2/1/2, “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      Semiramis was the first woman to invent eunuchs and women have had sympathy for them ever since; [] and women can tell them what they can't tell other men.
  2. Such a man employed as harem guard or in certain (mainly Eastern) monarchies (e.g. late Roman and Chinese Empires) as court or state officials.
  3. (in translations of ancient texts) A man who is not inclined to marry and procreate.

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Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

eunuch m

  1. eunuch

Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

eunuch m (plural eunuchen, diminutive eunuchje n)

  1. eunuch (in all senses)

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Eunuch, from Latin eunuchus, from Ancient Greek εὐνοῦχος (eunoûkhos, castrated man, eunuch, harem guard), from εὐνή (eunḗ, bed) + ἔχω (ékhō, I have, keep).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛunuxː/
  • Hyphenation: eu‧nuch

Noun[edit]

eunuch (plural eunuchok)

  1. eunuch

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