attila the hun

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Attila the Hun [(at-il-uh, uh-til-uh)]

A king of the Huns in the fifth century. Attila's forces overran many parts of central and eastern Europe. His armies were known for their cruelty and wholesale destruction, and Attila himself was called the “scourge of God.”

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attila the hun

noun
king of the Huns; the most successful barbarian invader of the Roman Empire (406-453) [syn: Attila
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