hyene

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

hyene f (plural hyenes)

  1. hyena (animal)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὕαινα (húaina).

Noun[edit]

hyene m (definite singular hyenen, indefinite plural hyener, definite plural hyenene)

  1. a hyena or hyaena

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὕαινα (húaina).

Noun[edit]

hyene m (definite singular hyenen, indefinite plural hyenar, definite plural hyenane)

  1. a hyena or hyaena

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hyaena, from Ancient Greek ὕαινα (húaina, hyena or hyaena), from ὗς (hûs, pig or swine) with -αινα (-aina).

Noun[edit]

hyene f (oblique plural hyenes, nominative singular hyene, nominative plural hyenes)

  1. hyena (animal)
    • circa 1120, Philippe de Taon, Bestiaire:
      HYENE signefie, ne lerrai ne l' vus die,
      Hume aver cuveitus, ki est luxurius;