adjective mu·gi·ent \ˈmyüjēənt\

Definition of mugient

  1. :  making a lowing sound :  bellowing the mugient herds are turned out to pasture — Richard Amper

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Origin and Etymology of mugient

Latin mugient-, mugiens, present participle of mugire to bellow, moo; akin to Greek myzein to moan, Sanskrit muñjati, mojati he emits a sound, Latin mutus mute — more at mute

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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