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See also Horde, and hörde

English

Etymology

Via [[w:Template:lang:pl language|Template:lang:pl]][[Category:Template:lang:pl derivations]] horda, Russian орда (ordá), horde, clan, troop), from Turkic orda, ordu "camp" (compare urdu). The initial h- first appears in Polish. First attested in English in the 1550s.

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Noun

Singular
horde

Plural
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  1. A wandering troop or gang; especially, a clan or tribe of a nomadic people (originally Tatars) migrating from place to place for the sake of pasturage, plunder, etc.; a predatory multitude.
  2. A large number of people.
    We were beset by a horde of street vendors who thought we were tourists and would buy their cheap souvenirs.

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Translations


Danish

Noun

horde c. (definite singular horden; indefinite plural horder; definite plural horderne)

  1. horde

Dutch

Etymology 1

Noun

horde f., sometimes m. (plural horden or hordes)

  1. horde
  2. troop of boyscouts, comprising no more then 24 cubs

Etymology 2

Noun

horde f., sometimes m. (plural horden)

  1. a gross sieve
  2. hurdle
Derived terms

References

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

French

Noun

horde f. (plural hordes)

  1. horde

Norwegian

Noun

horde m. (definite singular horden; indefinite plural horder; definite plural hordene)

  1. horde

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