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hy·e·naalso hy·ae·na (hī-ē′nə)
Any of several carnivorous mammals of the family Hyaenidae of Africa and Asia, which feed as scavengers and have powerful jaws, relatively short hind limbs, and coarse hair.
[Middle English hiene, hiena, from Old French hiene and Medieval Latin hiena, both from Latin hyaena, from Greek huaina : hūs, hu-, swine (in reference to the hyena's bristly mane like a hog's); see sū- in Indo-European roots + -aina, pejorative feminine n. suffix.]
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(Animals) any of several long-legged carnivorous doglike mammals of the genera Hyaena and Crocuta, such as C. crocuta (spotted or laughing hyena), of Africa and S Asia: family Hyaenidae, order Carnivora (carnivores). See also strandwolf
[C16: from Medieval Latin, from Latin hyaena, from Greek huaina, from hus hog]
hyˈenic, hyˈaenic adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., pl. -nas.
a large carnivore of the family Hyaenidae, of Africa and S Asia, having a sloping back and large teeth and feeding chiefly on carrion, often in packs.
[1350–1400; Middle English hyane, hyene < Middle French hiene < Latin hyaena < Greek hýaina=hy-, s. of hŷs hog + -aina feminine n. suffix]
hy•e′nic, hy•e′nine (-naɪn, -nɪn) adj.
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Any of several meat-eating, dog-like mammals of Africa and Asia that feed mainly in groups as scavengers. Hyenas have very powerful jaws, a thick neck, and relatively short hind limbs.
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
hyena[haɪˈiːnə] n → hyène f
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hyena[haɪˈiːnə] n → iena
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a dog-like animal with a howl which sounds like human laughter. hiëna ضَبِع хиена hiena hyena die Hyäne hyæne ύαιναhiena hüään کفتار hyeena hyèneצבוע लकड़बग्घा hijena hiéna dubuk híena iena ハイエナ 하이에나 hiena hiēna dubuk hyenahyenehiena کفتار، کوږ hiena hienă гиена hyena hijena hijena hyena หมาใน sırtlan 土狼, 鬣狗 гієна لگڑبگا یا چرغ linh cẩu 土狼，鬣狗
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