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Jute

[joot]
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noun
  1. a member of a continental Germanic tribe, probably from Jutland, that invaded Britain in the 5th century a.d. and settled in Kent.
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Related formsJut·ish, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • How is it that we never get any hint anywhere of this Jutish preponderance and Jutish ascendancy?

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  • The popular connection between this word and hide, a skin, as in the story of the first Jutish settlement, is a fable.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley

  • Historians now regard Hengist and Horsa, stallion and mare, as nicknames assumed by Jutish braves on the war-path.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley

  • If the Jutish Frisians had become the governing element in Frisia, it would be conceivable.

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    R. W. Chambers

  • But the earliest in which we find him, and the only one in which we find his father Folcwald, is that of the Jutish kings of Kent.

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British Dictionary definitions for jutish

Jutish

adjective
  1. of or relating to the Jutes
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noun
  1. another name for Kentish
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jute

noun
  1. either of two Old World tropical yellow-flowered herbaceous plants, Corchorus capsularis or C. olitorius, cultivated for their strong fibre: family Tiliaceae
  2. this fibre, used in making sacks, rope, etc
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Word Origin

C18: from Bengali jhuto, from Sanskrit jūta braid of hair, matted hair

Jute

noun
  1. a member of one of various Germanic tribes, some of whom invaded England in the 6th century ad, settling in Kent
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Word Origin and History for jutish

jute

n.

plant fiber, 1746, from Bengali jhuto, from Sanskrit juta-s "twisted hair," related to jata "braid of hair," of unknown origin, probably from a non-Indo-European language.

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Jute

Old English Eotas, one of the ancient Germanic inhabitants of Jutland in Denmark; traditionally they were said to have settled in Kent and Hampshire during the 5c. invasion of Britain. The name is related to Old Norse Iotar.

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