See also: Hornet and hörnet

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A hornet.
 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English hernet, from Old English hyrnetu, hyrnete, from Proto-Germanic *hurznutō (compare German Hornisse), alteration of Proto-Germanic *hursulǭ (compare Dutch horzel), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱr̥h₂sro- (hornet, literally the one with horns (antennae)), from *ḱerh₂- (horn) (compare Welsh creyryn (gadfly), Latin crābrō (hornet), Lithuanian širšė (wasp), Old Church Slavonic сръшень (srŭšenĭ, hornet), Albanian grerë, grenzë (wasp, hornet)).

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hornet (plural hornets)

  1. A large wasp, of the genus Vespa, having a brown-and-yellow-striped body and the ability to inflict a serious sting.
  2. A person who pesters with petty but ceaseless attacks.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

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hornet n

  1. definite singular of horn

Norwegian NynorskEdit

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hornet n

  1. definite singular of horn

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hornet

  1. definite singular of horn