In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Historyhuno masculinehuna feminineAttila the Hun — Atila
- But no one really knows what kind of language Hunnic was, which is odd considering what a big splash Attila and the Huns made across Asia and Europe in the 5th century AD.
- In the fourth century, the Huns, a nomadic people from central Asia, began attacking the German tribes.
- When Rome collapsed in the fifth century AD, Trieste was overrun by the Huns, and then fell under Byzantine rule.
- Attila assembled a huge army of several tens of thousands of Huns, Goths, Gepids, Heruls, and others, besieged and took Aquileia, and marched as far as Milan, which offered no resistance.
- In the first two decades of the 5th century, the Huns arrived in central Europe and subjugated many Germanic peoples.
2dated, derogatory(Germans collectively)the Hun — los alemanes
- I remember when I was fighting the Hun in North Africa, and me and the boys used to sit around and compare notes from home.
- As full-fledged fighting men, they would now join in the fight against the Hun.
- They have put on uniforms and been drilled into rude shape to fight the Hun in World War I.
- Kiwis have always marched where empire dictated, be it to fight the Boer, the Hun or the Cong.
- Patton was quick to volunteer for an unofficial expeditionary force to fight the Hun's skeletal legions.
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