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eunuch Explained

eunuch at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1387, from Gk. eunoukhos "castrated man," originally "guard of the bedchamber or harem," from euno-, comb. form of eune "bed" + -okhos, from stem of ekhein "to have, hold." The Gk. and L. forms of the word were used to transl. Heb. saris, which sometimes meant merely "palace official," in Septuagint and Vulgate, probably without an intended comment on the qualities of bureaucrats. /// "Eunuches is he ?¢®at is i-gilded, and suche were somtyme i-made wardeynes of ladyes in Egipt." [Travisa, 1387] ///

eunuch at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: eunuchus, from Greek eunouchos, from eune 'bed' + echein 'to be in charge of']// a man whose testicles have been removed, especially someone who guarded a king's wives in some Eastern countries in the past//

eunuch at German => English Of Explained:

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eunuch at German => English Of Explained:

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eunuch at German => English Of Explained:

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eunuch at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Castrated human male. From remote antiquity on, eunuchs were employed in the Middle East and China as guards and servants in harems or other women's quarters, and as chamberlains to kings. The eunuchs' confidential position frequently enabled them to exercise an important influence over their royal masters. Many of the patriarchs of Constantinople during Byzantine times were eunuchs. Eunuch advisers as a class only disappeared with the end of the Ottoman empire. See also castrato.

Eunuch at German => English Of Explained:

Eunuch [ɔinuːx]nsm
eunuch

eunuch at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

eunuch
gelding

eunuch at Dutch => English Of Explained:

eunuch [əʏnɵx]
eunuch

Eunuch at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

y, voluminous, ample, massive, capacious, comprehensive, spacious, mighty, towering, magnificent, corpulent, stout, fat, obese, plump, full.[V] (Largeness): be large, become large, expand, grow, bulk up*, fatten.[ADJ] (Largeness): large, big, great, in quantity, considerable, bulky, voluminous, ample, massive, capacious, comprehensive, spacious, mighty, towering, magnificent, corpulent, stout, fat, obese, plump, full.[N] (Disorder): {Violent disagreement}: row, rumble, disturbance, hubbub, convulsion, tumul

eunuch at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 a man who has been CASTRATED, especially one who guarded women in some eastern countries in the past
2 (formal) a person without power or influence:
a political eunuch

eunuch at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 a man who has been CASTRATED, especially one who guarded women in some eastern countries in the past
2 (formal) a person without power or influence:
a political eunuch

Eunuch at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Eunuch \Eu"nuch\, n. [L. eunuchus, Gr. ?, prop., keeping or
guarding the couch; ? couch, bed, + ? to have, hold, keep.]
A male of the human species castrated; commonly, one of a
class of such persons, in Oriental countries, having charge
of the women's apartments. Some of them, in former times,
gained high official rank.

Eunuch \Eu"nuch\, Eunuchate \Eu"nuch*ate\, v. t. [L. eunuchare.]
To make a eunuch of; to castrate. as a man. --Creech. Sir. T.
Browne.

eunuch at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

eunuch
n : a man who has been castrated and is incapable of
reproduction; "eunuchs guarded the harem" [syn: {castrate}]

eunuch at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Eunuch

English

Inter: wikipedi » a

Pronunciation

* Syllables: eu·nuch
  • Inter: IPA » /ˈjuː.nʌk/
  • Inter: enPR » yo͞oʹnŭk

    Etymology

    Borrowed from Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » eunuchus|lang=la, originally from Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » εὐνοῦχος|tr=eunoukhos|lang=grc|sc=polytonic, from Inter: term » εὐνή||bed|tr=eunē|lang=grc|sc=polytonic + Inter: term » ἔχω||I have, keep|tr=ekhō|lang=grc|sc=polytonic. Originally probably used to refer to a bed chamber attendant.

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: qualifier » also used figuratively A castrated human male.
    1. Inter: quote-book » year=1922|author=Category: w - :Michael Arlen|Michael Arlen|title=“Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days|chapter=2/1/2|url=http://openlibrary.org/works/OL1519647W|passage=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. Inter: qualifier » also used figuratively A sterilized human female (cf. The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer).
    3. 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.

      Derived terms

      * eunuchism

  • eunuchry

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » (also used figuratively) castrated human male, sterilized human female
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|скопец|m|sc=Cyrl
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|eunuch|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|eunuch|m, Inter: t+ » nl|castraat|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|kastrito
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|eunukki
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|eunuque|m, Inter: t+ » fr|castrat|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Eunuch|m, Inter: t+ » de|Eunuche|m, Inter: t- » de|weiblicher Eunuch|m, Inter: t- » de|weiblicher Eunuche|m, Inter: t- » de|Eunuchin|f, Inter: t- » de|Kastrat|m, Inter: t- » de|Kastratin|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ευνούχος|m|tr=eunoúchos

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|eunuch
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|geldingur|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|eunuco
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|eunuch|m, Inter: t+ » pl|kastrat|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|евнух|m|tr=jévnux|alt=е́внух, Inter: t+ » ru|скопец|m|tr=skopéc|sc=Cyrl|alt=скопе́ц, Inter: t+ » ru|кастрат|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=kastrát|alt=кастра́т
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|eunuco
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|hadım
    • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » ♂ Inter: t- » vo|homen, Inter: qualifier » ♀ Inter: t- » vo|jomen


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » such a man who was harem guard or in Middle Eastern courts under Roman Emperors, important officials of the state
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ներքինի|tr=nerk'ini
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|евнух|m|sc=Cyrl
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|宦官|tr=huànguān|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kastrát|m, Inter: t+ » cs|eunuch|m
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|eunuch|m
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|eŭnuko
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|eunukki
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|eunuque|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Eunuch|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ευνούχος|m|tr=eunoúchos
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|eunuch
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|eunuco
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|宦官|tr=かんがん, kangan|sc=Jpan
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|환관|tr=hwan-gwan|sc=Kore, Inter: t- » ko|내시|tr=naesi|sc=Kore
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|eunuch|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|евнух|m|tr=jévnux
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|eunuco
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|haremağası

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ar: Inter: Arab » خَصِيّ Inter: IPAchar » (xáʂiy) {{m}}, Inter: Arab » مَخْصِيّ Inter: IPAchar » (máxʂiy) {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » cmn: 太监 (tàijiān), 宦官 (huànguān)
    • Inter: ttbc » he: סריס (saris) {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » hi: हिजड़ा (hijra) {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » ja: 宦官 (かんがん kangan)


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » ko: 내시 (內侍, naesi), 환관 (宦官, hwangwan)
  • Inter: ttbc » la: eunuchus {{m}}
  • Inter: ttbc » sh: uškopljenik {{m}}
  • Inter: ttbc » sv: eunuck {{c}}
  • Inter: ttbc » ur: Inter: ur-Arab » ہیجڑا (hijra) {{m}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * castrate
    • castratism
    • castrato
    • desex, de-sex
    • gelding
    • neuter
    • sterilize


    Czech

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=cs

    Noun

    Inter: cs-noun » g=m
  • eunuch

  • Dutch

    Alternative forms

    * eunuuk {{m}}

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Nl-eunuch.ogg|Audio

    Noun

    Inter: nl-noun » m|eunuchen|eunuchje
  • eunuch (in all senses)

  • Hungarian

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » de|hu Inter: term » Eunuch|lang=de, from Inter: etyl » la|hu Inter: term » eunuchus|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc|hu Inter: term » εὐνοῦχος|tr=eunoukhos||castrated man, eunuch, harem guard|lang=grc, from Inter: term » εὐνή|tr=eunē||bed|lang=grc + Inter: term » ἔχω|tr=ekhō||I have, keep|lang=grc.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /ˈɛunuχ/|lang=hu
    • Inter: hyphenation » eu|nuch

      Noun

      Inter: hu-noun » ok


  • eunuch

    Declension

    Inter: hu-decl-ok » eunuc|h|ot Inter: hu-pos-otok » eunuch||ai

  • Category: Category:hu:People -
    Translation: cs » eunuch
    Translation: de » eunuch
    Translation: et » eunuch
    Translation: el » eunuch
    Translation: fa » eunuch
    Translation: fr » eunuch
    Translation: ko » eunuch
    Translation: io » eunuch
    Translation: it » eunuch
    Translation: kn » eunuch
    Translation: kk » eunuch
    Translation: hu » eunuch
    Translation: ml » eunuch
    Translation: my » eunuch
    Translation: nl » eunuch
    Translation: pl » eunuch
    Translation: fi » eunuch
    Translation: ta » eunuch
    Translation: te » eunuch
    Translation: tr » eunuch
    Translation: vi » eunuch
    Translation: zh » eunuch

    Eunuch at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » eunuch

    German

    Noun

    Inter: head » de|noun|g=m
  • eunuch (castrated human male)

  • Translation: de » Eunuch
    Translation: fr » Eunuch
    Translation: ko » Eunuch
    Translation: io » Eunuch
    Translation: zh » Eunuch