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
- When Rome collapsed in the fifth century AD, Trieste was overrun by the Huns, and then fell under Byzantine rule.
- In the fourth century, the Huns, a nomadic people from central Asia, began attacking the German tribes.
- 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 first two decades of the 5th century, the Huns arrived in central Europe and subjugated many Germanic peoples.
- 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.
2derogatory, dated(Germans collectively)the Hun — los alemanes
- 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.
- 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.
- Patton was quick to volunteer for an unofficial expeditionary force to fight the Hun's skeletal legions.
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