EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɔː(ɹ)nd/, (adjective also) /ˈhɔː(ɹ)nɪd/

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English horned, hornyd, from Old English hyrned, ġehyrned (having horns; horned), from Proto-Germanic *hurnidaz (horned), past participle of Proto-Germanic *hurnijaną (to horn; provide or fit with horns); equivalent to horn (noun) +‎ -ed. Cognate with Dutch gehoornd (horned), German gehörnt (horned), Danish hornede (horned).

AdjectiveEdit

horned (not comparable)

  1. Having horns.
    A goat is a horned animal.
    a bull's head gules, horned argent
    • 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner:
      The horned moon with one bright star / Within the nether tip.
  2. (obsolete) cuckolded
Usage notesEdit

This is used in heraldry to specify the color of horns that are distinct in color from the body.

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ReferencesEdit

  • horned in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • horned at OneLook Dictionary Search

Etymology 2Edit

See horn (verb).

VerbEdit

horned

  1. simple past tense and past participle of horn

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From horn +‎ -ed.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɔrnid/, /ˈhɔrnɛd/
  • (rare) IPA(key): /ˈhɔrnd/

AdjectiveEdit

horned

  1. Possessing horns or a similar projection; horned or horn-bearing.
  2. (rare) Having headwear and hair done with projections like horns.
  3. (rare, of the moon) In its crescent phase; waxing or waning.
  4. (rare) Hornen; crafted or manufactured from horn.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: horned
  • Scots: hornit, hornt
  • Yola: hoornta, hornta

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