Complete Definition of "eunuch"

English
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Pronunciation
Syllables: eu·nuch
IPA|/ˈjuː.nʌk/
AHD: yo͞oʹnŭk

Etymology
Borrowed from Latin eunuchus, originally from Greek εὐνοῦχος (eunukhos) literally “bed keeper”, derived from εὐνή (eune) meaning “bed” + ἔχειν (ekhein) meaning “to keep”. Originally probably used to refer to a bed chamber attendent.

Noun
eunuch

  1. A castrated human male.
  2. Such a man who was harem guard or in Middle Eastern courts under Roman Emperors, important officials of the state.

Translations

trreq|Arabic
Chinese: 太监 (tàijiān), 宦官 (huànguān)
Dutch: eunuch#Dutch|eunuch m
French: eunuque m
German: Eunuch m
Greek: ευνυχός (eunukhós)
trreq|Hebrew
Hindi: हिजड़ा (hijra) m
Italian: eunuco m
Japanese: 宦官 (かんがん kangan)
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Korean: 내시 (內侍, naesi), 환관 (宦官, hwangwan)
Latin: eunuchus m
Polish: eunuch m
Russian: eвнух (jévnukh) m
Serbian: uškopljenik m
Spanish: eunuco m
Swedish: eunuck c
trreq|Turkish
Urdu: URchar|ہیجڑا (hijra) g|Urdu

Adjective
eunuch

  1. Referring to someone or something which has been emasculated. (very rare)
  2. Referring to a castrato, or boy castrated to retain soprano or alto voice.

See also
castrate
castratism
castrato
desex, de-sex
gelding
neuter
sterilize

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