Origin of Hun
Examples from the Web for huns
Getting closer to solving an ancient mystery: where did the Huns come from?
In total, 31 Huns were buried in the tombs that were discovered at the foot of Salkhit of Rashaant Soum in Khuvsgul Province.
When the Huns invaded Gaul, this skilled and valiant commander flew to its relief.Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)|Charles Morris
We killed our share of the Huns before they got us, but the slaughter was awful.The Fight for the Argonne|William Benjamin West
Two Huns come to sniff at us, and we dive below the clouds once more.Cavalry of the Clouds|Alan Bott
The Huns had diligently laid their mines in extraordinary numbers in the Harwich area.The Harwich Naval Forces|E. F. Knight
The devastation, destruction and misery the Huns have left is a disgraceful crime to civilization and is pitiful.Flying for France|James R. McConnell
British Dictionary definitions for huns
Word Origin for Hun
Word Origin and History for huns
Old English, person from a tribe from central Asia that overran Europe in the 4c. and 5c., from Medieval Latin Hunni, apparently ultimately from Turkic Hun-yü, the name of a tribe (they were known in China as Han or Hiong-nu). Figurative sense of "reckless destroyer of beauty" is from 1806. Applied to the German in World War I by their enemies because of stories of atrocities, but the nickname originally was urged on German soldiers bound for China by Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1900, which caused a scandal.