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Hun

a member of any of several Asiatic nomadic peoples speaking Mongoloid or Turkic languages who dominated much of Asia and E Europe from before 300 bc, invading the Roman Empire in the 4th and 5th centuries ad
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1) A generation or so ago, energies were spent on unearthing the antecedents of socialism to show that it was not a naughty French or Hunnish importation, but authentically native to England.
Stephen with the preservation of a church's most sacred precinct during a Hunnish invasion: "no building in the town remained unburnt except the oratory of Saint Stephen, Levite and first martyr," who appeared to "one of the faithful" and told him that in the city of Metz there was a "spot there in which the relics of my own humble existence are preserved"--and while the city burned, "the oratory remained unscathed.
The Hunnish heroes in full skirts with whips stalk the countryside outside Budapest--at any rate they do if you visit the Lazlor brothers.
Babcock also suggests that the character of Hogni may have been based on the Roman general Aetius--apparently because both when young had been hostages at the Hunnish court.
Romanian historians argue that the Roman conquest and colonization of Dacia occurred before the Hunnish populations migrated to Transylvania, in approximately the ninth century.