jument

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French jument.

Noun[edit]

jument (plural juments)

  1. (obsolete) An animal, especially a beast of burden.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069::
      That men should feed on such a kinde of meat, / Which very juments would refuse to eat.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French jument, from Latin iūmentum (baggage animal), jūmentum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jument f (plural juments)

  1. mare (female horse)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin iūmentum (baggage animal), jūmentum.

Noun[edit]

jument f (oblique plural jumenz or jumentz, nominative singular jument, nominative plural jumenz or jumentz)

  1. mare (female horse)

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