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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English eunuk, from Middle French eunuque, from Latin eunuchus, from Ancient Greek εὐνοῦχος (eunoûkhos), from εὐνή (eunḗ, bed) + ἔχω (ékhō, I have, keep). Originally probably used to refer to a bed chamber attendant.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: yo͞oʹnŭk, IPA(key): /ˈjuː.nʌk/
  • Hyphenation: eu‧nuch

NounEdit

eunuch (plural eunuchs)

  1. A castrated human male.
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, “2/1/2”, in “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      Semiramis was the first woman to invent eunuchs and women have had sympathy for them ever since; [] and women can tell them what they can't tell other men.
  2. Such a man employed as harem guard or in certain (mainly Eastern) monarchies (e.g. late Roman and Chinese Empires) as court or state officials.
  3. (in translations of ancient texts) A man who is not inclined to marry and procreate.

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TranslationsEdit

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CzechEdit

 
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NounEdit

eunuch m

  1. eunuch

DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eunuch m (plural eunuchen, diminutive eunuchje n)

  1. eunuch (in all senses)

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Eunuch, from Latin eunuchus, from Ancient Greek εὐνοῦχος (eunoûkhos, castrated man, eunuch, harem guard), from εὐνή (eunḗ, bed) + ἔχω (ékhō, I have, keep).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛunuxː]
  • Hyphenation: eu‧nuch

NounEdit

eunuch (plural eunuchok)

  1. eunuch

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative eunuch eunuchok
accusative eunuchot eunuchokat
dative eunuchnak eunuchoknak
instrumental eunuchhal eunuchokkal
causal-final eunuchért eunuchokért
translative eunuchhá eunuchokká
terminative eunuchig eunuchokig
essive-formal eunuchként eunuchokként
essive-modal
inessive eunuchban eunuchokban
superessive eunuchon eunuchokon
adessive eunuchnál eunuchoknál
illative eunuchba eunuchokba
sublative eunuchra eunuchokra
allative eunuchhoz eunuchokhoz
elative eunuchból eunuchokból
delative eunuchról eunuchokról
ablative eunuchtól eunuchoktól
Possessive forms of eunuch
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. eunuchom eunuchjaim
2nd person sing. eunuchod eunuchjaid
3rd person sing. eunuchja eunuchjai
1st person plural eunuchunk eunuchjaink
2nd person plural eunuchotok eunuchjaitok
3rd person plural eunuchjuk eunuchjaik