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cornute

[kawr-noot, -nyoot]
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verb (used with object), cor·nut·ed, cor·nut·ing.
  1. Archaic. to cuckold.
adjective
  1. cornuted.

Origin of cornute

1590–1600; < Latin cornūtus horned, equivalent to cornū horn + -tus adj. suffix
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Examples from the Web for cornute

Historical Examples

  • Cornute, horned; bearing a horn-like projection or appendage.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • Examples of helmets with cornute appendages, especially found in classical art, are not wanting in medival times.

    Finger-Ring Lore

    William Jones


British Dictionary definitions for cornute

cornute

cornuted

adjective
  1. biology having or resembling cornua; hornlikethe cornute process of a bone

Word Origin

C17: from Latin cornūtus horned, from cornū horn
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