noun \shēˈu̇ŋˈnü\

Definition of Hsiung–Nu



  1. :  an ancient horse-using people related to or identical with the Huns, including the Jung and Ti peoples of Chinese history, and recorded in Chinese annals as being a powerful nation and in the 3d century b.c. occupying all the country between the Caspian sea and the Great Wall and dominating much of Mongolia

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Origin and Etymology of hsiung–nu

Chinese (Pekingese) hsiung1 nu2, from hsiung1 cruel, fierce + nu2 slave, servant

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