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cornuted

[kawr-noo-tid, -nyoo-] /kɔrˈnu tɪd, -ˈnyu-/
adjective
1.
having horns.
2.
shaped like a horn.
3.
Archaic. cuckolded.
Also, cornute.
Origin of cornuted
1605-1615
1605-15; cornute + -ed2

cornute

[kawr-noot, -nyoot] /kɔrˈnut, -ˈnyut/
verb (used with object), cornuted, cornuting.
1.
Archaic. to cuckold.
adjective
2.
Origin
1590-1600; < Latin cornūtus horned, equivalent to cornū horn + -tus adj. suffix
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  • He avoided marriage and friendship; namely, he was neither plundered nor cornuted.

    Paul Clifford, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for cornuted

cornute

/kɔːˈnjuːt/
adjective
1.
(biology) having or resembling cornua; hornlike: the cornute process of a bone
Word Origin
C17: from Latin cornūtus horned, from cornūhorn
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