from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Attila Called "the Scourge of the Gods.” A.D. 406?-453. King of the Huns (433?-453) and the most successful of the barbarian invaders of the Roman Empire.
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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Tyrannidae — the attilas.
- proper n. A king of the tribes of Huns.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology, a genus of South American tyrant flycatchers, family Tyrannidæ, sometimes giving name to a subfamily Attilinæ. A. cinerea is the type, and about 12 other species are included in the genus.
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- n. king of the Huns; the most successful barbarian invader of the Roman Empire (406-453)
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Poems on the death of Attila -- the _Lay of Attila_ (_Atlakviða_), and the Greenland _Poem of Attila_ (_Atlamál_) 105
But Attila is a brilliant leader and strategist, forming alliances and negotiating deals and treaties where necessary to initially protect his people, but ultimately to gain the upper hand.
“When she was still active, they called her Attila the Huness.”
His Tahirian guide, whom he called Attila - a perfectly respectable Hungarian name - felt likewise, and suggested a subtropical island en knew.
The great criminal of this century, the man whose name will go down in history with Caligula and Attila is William the Second, German Emperor.
Attila from the murder of his brother; and is almost inclined to reject the concurrent testimony of Jornandes, and the contemporary
Which makes it all the more surprising that earlier this season, New Yorkers were to see yet another stage production - of Verdi's early opera "Attila" - designed by the buzzy architecture team of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, the Swiss visionaries who created the iconic and much-admired "Bird's Nest" stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
I must acknowledge myself unable to form any satisfactory theory as to the connection of these poems with the history of the time, or the period, from which they may date their origin; notwithstanding the laborious investigations and critical sagacity of the Schlegels, the Grimms, of P.E. Muller and Lachman, and a whole host of German critics and antiquaries; not to omit our own countryman, Mr. Herbert, whose theory concerning Attila is certainly neither deficient in boldness nor originality.
When people hear the name Attila the Hun, thoughts and ideas immediately come to mind, both pro and con.
Abbott noted that, apart from my parents, there was only one other foreign correspondent still working in Hungary in 1953, whom Abbott described as Attila Ajtonyi, a dubious character, obviously unable to support himself on earnings from journalism.
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