cornute

[ kawr-noot, -nyoot ]
/ kɔrˈnut, -ˈnyut /
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verb (used with object), cor·nut·ed, cor·nut·ing.

Archaic. to cuckold.

adjective


Nearby words

  1. cornstone,
  2. cornu,
  3. cornu ammonis,
  4. cornucopia,
  5. cornucopia leg,
  6. cornuted,
  7. cornuto,
  8. cornwall,
  9. cornwallis,
  10. cornwallis, charles

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

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

    Finger-Ring Lore|William Jones
  • Cornute, horned; bearing a horn-like projection or appendage.



British Dictionary definitions for cornute

cornute

cornuted

/ (kɔːˈnjuːt) /

adjective

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

Word Origin for cornute

C17: from Latin cornūtus horned, from cornū horn

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