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English edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Middle English hunten, from Old English huntian (to hunt), from Proto-West Germanic *huntōn (to hunt, capture), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ḱent- (to catch, seize). Related to Old High German hunda (booty), Gothic 𐌷𐌿𐌽𐌸𐍃 (hunþs, body of captives), Old English hūþ (plunder, booty, prey), Old English hentan (to catch, seize). More at hent, hint. In some areas read as a collective form of hound by folk etymology.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /hʌnt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌnt

Verb edit

hunt (third-person singular simple present hunts, present participle hunting, simple past and past participle hunted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To find or search for an animal in the wild with the intention of killing the animal for its meat or for sport.
    State Wildlife Management areas often offer licensed hunters the opportunity to hunt on public lands.
    Her uncle will go out and hunt for deer, now that it is open season.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To try to find something; search (for).
    The little girl was hunting for shells on the beach.
    The police are hunting for evidence.
    • c. 1590–1591 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act I, scene i]:
      He after honour hunts, I after love.
    • 1913, Joseph C[rosby] Lincoln, chapter I, in Mr. Pratt’s Patients, New York, N.Y., London: D[aniel] Appleton and Company, →OCLC:
      I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.
    • 2004, Prill Boyle, Defying Gravity: A Celebration of Late-Blooming Women, →ISBN, page 119:
      My idea of retirement was to hunt seashells, play golf, and do a lot of walking.
    • 2011, Ann Major, Nobody's Child, →ISBN:
      What kind of woman came to an island and stayed there through a violent storm and then got up the next morning to hunt seashells? She had fine, delicate features with high cheekbones and the greenest eyes he'd ever seen.
  3. (transitive) To drive; to chase; with down, from, away, etc.
    to hunt down a criminal
    He was hunted from the parish.
  4. (transitive) To use or manage (dogs, horses, etc.) in hunting.
    Did you hunt that pony last week?
  5. (transitive) To use or traverse in pursuit of game.
    He hunts the woods, or the country.
  6. (bell-ringing, transitive) To move or shift the order of (a bell) in a regular course of changes.
  7. (bell-ringing, intransitive) To shift up and down in order regularly.
  8. (engineering, intransitive) To be in a state of instability of movement or forced oscillation, as a governor which has a large movement of the balls for small change of load, an arc-lamp clutch mechanism which moves rapidly up and down with variations of current, etc.; also, to seesaw, as a pair of alternators working in parallel.
    • 1995, Bernard Wilkie, Special Effects in Television, page 174:
      [] after which the inertia of the camera causes the motor to hunt with fluctuating speed.

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Noun edit

hunt (plural hunts)

  1. The act of hunting.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 134:
      Through male bonding, the subculture of the hunt caught up in the mystique of the chase, the hunting party became a military force, and men discovered that they need not stop at defense: they could go out to hunt for other people's wealth.
  2. A hunting expedition.
  3. An organization devoted to hunting, or the people belonging to it.
  4. A pack of hunting dogs.

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Terms derived from hunt (noun)

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Noun edit

hunt ?

  1. (Sappada, Sauris, Timau) dog

References edit

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien.

Cimbrian edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German hunt, from Old High German hunt, from Proto-West Germanic *hund, from Proto-Germanic *hundaz. Cognate with German Hund, English hound.

Noun edit

hunt m (plural huntediminutive hüntlefeminine hünten)

  1. (Luserna, Sette Comuni) dog
  2. (Sette Comuni) firing pin
  3. (Sette Comuni) large iron clamp
    Coordinate term: klamara

Further reading edit

  • “hunt” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo
  • Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Luserna / Lusérn: Le nostre parole / Ünsarne börtar / Unsere Wörter [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Czech edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from German Hund.

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Noun edit

hunt m inan

  1. Used in the phrase:
    být na huntěto be broke
    přivést na huntto make broke

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  • hunt in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • hunt in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • hunt in Internetová jazyková příručka

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Etymology edit

Most likely from Middle Low German hunt. Possibly an earlier loan from Proto-Germanic *hundaz.

Noun edit

hunt (genitive hundi, partitive hunti)

  1. wolf, grey wolf

Declension edit

Declension of hunt (ÕS type 22e/riik, t-d gradation)
singular plural
nominative hunt hundid
accusative nom.
gen. hundi
genitive huntide
partitive hunti hunte
huntisid
illative hunti
hundisse
huntidesse
hundesse
inessive hundis huntides
hundes
elative hundist huntidest
hundest
allative hundile huntidele
hundele
adessive hundil huntidel
hundel
ablative hundilt huntidelt
hundelt
translative hundiks huntideks
hundeks
terminative hundini huntideni
essive hundina huntidena
abessive hundita huntideta
comitative hundiga huntidega

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Etymology edit

From Middle High German hunt, from Old High German hunt, from Proto-West Germanic *hund, from Proto-Germanic *hundaz (dog). Cognate with German Hund, English hound.

Noun edit

hunt m

  1. dog

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Old Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *hund.

Noun edit

hunt m

  1. dog

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Descendants edit

  • Middle Dutch: hont

Further reading edit

  • hunt (I)”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old High German edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *hund.

Noun edit

hunt m

  1. dog

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