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noun 
  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: 
  • Dutch: eunuch
    1. Dutch, eunuch
    2. French: eunuque
    3. German: Eunuch
    4. Italian: eunuco
    5. Spanish: eunuco
adjective 
  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.
Etymology: Borrowed from Latin eunuchus, originally from Greek áá (eunukhos) literally "bed keeper", derived from á (eune) meaning "bed" + á (ekhein) meaning "to keep". Originally probably used to refer to a bed chamber attendent.


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