thud

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English thudden ‎(to strike with a weapon), from Old English þyddan ‎(to strike, press, thrust), from Proto-Germanic *þuddijaną, *þiudijaną ‎(to strike, thrust), from Proto-Germanic *þūhaną, *þeuhaną ‎(to press), from Proto-Indo-European *tūk- ‎(to beat). Cognate with Old English þoddettan ‎(to strike, push, batter), Old English þȳdan ‎(to strike, stab, thrust, press), Old English þēowan ‎(to press), Albanian thundër ‎(a hoof, talon, a shaft, fig. oppression, torment) .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

thud ‎(plural thuds)

  1. The sound of a dull impact.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 3
      These were but the thoughts of a second, but the voices were nearer, and I heard a dull thud far up the passage, and knew that a man had jumped down from the churchyard into the hole.
  2. (US, military, dated slang) Republic F-105 Thunderchief jet ground attack fighter.

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Verb[edit]

thud ‎(third-person singular simple present thuds, present participle thudding, simple past and past participle thudded)

  1. To make the sound of a dull impact.
    • H. F. Brown
      The waves break into spray, dash and rumble and thud below your feet.

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (a dull sound, to make a dull sound): flump, plunk

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Romani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Sanskrit दुग्ध ‎(dugdhá, milk). Compare Hindi दूध ‎(dūdha, milk) and Punjabi ਦੁੱਧ ‎(dudhdh, milk).

Noun[edit]

thud m

  1. milk

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

thud

  1. Aspirate mutation of tud.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tud dud nhud thud
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.