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cornute

[kawr-noot, -nyoot] /kɔrˈnut, -ˈnyut/
verb (used with object), cornuted, cornuting.
1.
Archaic. to cuckold.
adjective
2.
Origin of cornute
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin cornūtus horned, equivalent to cornū horn + -tus adj. suffix
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Historical Examples
  • cornute, horned; bearing a horn-like projection or appendage.

  • 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

/kɔːˈnjuːt/
adjective
1.
(biology) having or resembling cornua; hornlike: the cornute process of a bone
Word Origin
C17: from Latin cornūtus horned, from cornūhorn
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