munt

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See also: münt

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /mʌnt/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably derived from Northern Ndebele umuntu, with stress on the first syllable, which is uncommon for Nguni languages.

Noun[edit]

munt (plural munts)

  1. (Rhodesia, slang, originally military, derogatory, offensive, ethnic slur) A black person, usually a man.
    • 2006, Geoffrey Nyarota, Against the Grain: Memoirs of a Zimbabwean Newsman, Zebra Press, page 63:
      Munt was a derogatory term used by the [Rhodesian] security forces to refer to blacks.

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

munt (third-person singular simple present munts, present participle munting, simple past and past participle munted)

  1. (Australia, slang) To vomit (usually while drunk).

Etymology 3[edit]

Blend of man +‎ cunt

Noun[edit]

munt (plural munts)

  1. (slang) mangina

Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

munt (plural munte, diminutive muntjie)

  1. coin
  2. mint

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mōns, mōntem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

munt m (plural munts)

  1. A heap

Derived terms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch munte, from Old Dutch munita, from late Proto-West Germanic *munit, from Latin monēta.

Noun[edit]

munt f (plural munten, diminutive muntje n)

  1. coin
    Synonym: muntstuk
  2. currency
    Synonym: munteenheid
  3. tails (side of a coin)
    Antonyms: kop, kruis
  4. mint (institution)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch mente, minte, from Latin mentha.

Noun[edit]

munt f (plural munten, diminutive muntje n)

  1. mint (plant), of genus Mentha
  2. (chiefly diminutive) confection flavored with mint
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

munt

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of munten
  2. imperative of munten

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English munt and Anglo-Norman mount, both from Latin mōns.

Noun[edit]

munt

  1. Alternative form of mount

Etymology 2[edit]

From Anglo-Norman mounter, munter (to mount).

Verb[edit]

munt

  1. Alternative form of mounten

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

munt

  1. Alternative form of mynt (strike)

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *munþaz.

Noun[edit]

munt m

  1. mouth

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Dutch: mont
    • Dutch: mond
      • Afrikaans: mond
    • Limburgish: móndj

Further reading[edit]

  • munt”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mōns, montem

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

munt m

  1. a hill, mound
  2. a mount or mountain

Descendants[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin mōns.

Noun[edit]

munt m (oblique plural munz or muntz, nominative singular munz or muntz, nominative plural munt)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of mont (mountain)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin mundus.

Noun[edit]

munt m (oblique plural munz or muntz, nominative singular munz or muntz, nominative plural munt)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of monde (world)