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Jute

[joot] /dʒut/
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.
Related forms
Jutish, adjective
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  • His last work was the conquest of the Isle of Wight, probably in the interest of some jutish allies.

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

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • How is it that we never get any hint anywhere of this jutish preponderance and jutish ascendancy?

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • 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
  • The southern half of the coast was peopled by Englishmen of the Saxon and jutish tribes.

    Early Britain Grant Allen
  • The conquered territory here as elsewhere probably became at first terra regis of the English, Saxon, or jutish kings.

  • 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.

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for jutish

Jutish

/ˈdʒuːtɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Jutes
noun
2.
another name for Kentish

jute

/dʒuːt/
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
Word Origin
C18: from Bengali jhuto, from Sanskrit jūta braid of hair, matted hair

Jute

/dʒuːt/
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.

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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