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; The Anatomy of Melancholy: What It Is. With All the Kindes, Cavses, Symptomes, Prognosticks, and Seuerall Cvres of It. In Three Maine Partitions, with Their Seuerall Sections, Members, and Svbsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically Opened and Cut Up, by Democritvs Iunior, with a Satyricall Preface, Conducing to the Following Discourse, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
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      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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