Coyote vs Hyena what difference

what is difference between Coyote and Hyena

English

Alternative forms

  • cayeute, cayota, cayote, coyoto (all obsolete)

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish coyote, from a Nahuan language, from Proto-Nahuan *koyootl. Compare Chinook ki-o-tī.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /kəˈjoʊti/, /kaɪˈ(j)oʊti/, (especially Western US) /ˈkaɪ(j)oʊt/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /kɔɪˈ(j)əʊt(ɪ)/

Noun

coyote (plural coyotes)

  1. Canis latrans, a species of canine native to North America.
    Synonym: prairie wolf
    • 1824, William Bullock, Six Months’ Residence and Travels in Mexico, p. 119
      Near Rio Frio we shot several handsome birds, and saw a cayjotte, or wild dog, which in size nearly approached the wolf.
  2. (US, informal) A smuggler of undocumented immigrants across the land border from Latin America into the United States of America.

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Related terms

Descendants

  • Irish: cadhóit

Translations

Verb

coyote (third-person singular simple present coyotes, present participle coyoteing or coyoting, simple past and past participle coyoted)

  1. To prospect for gold by manually digging holes into overlying earth, as into a hillside.

See also

  • (canids) canid; coyote, dog, fox, jackal, wolf (Category: en:Canids)

Further reading

  • coyote on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • oocyte, oöcyte

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English coyote, from Spanish coyote, from a Nahuan language, from Proto-Nahuan *koyootl.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌkoːˈjoː.tə/
  • Hyphenation: co‧yo‧te
  • Rhymes: -oːtə

Noun

coyote m (plural coyotes, diminutive coyootje n)

  1. coyote
    Synonym: prairiewolf

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish coyote, from a Nahuan language, from Proto-Nahuan *koyootl.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɔ.jɔt/

Noun

coyote m (plural coyotes)

  1. coyote

Descendants

  • Romanian: coiot

Further reading

  • “coyote” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • côtoyé

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English coyote, from Spanish coyote, from a Nahuan language, from Proto-Nahuan *koyootl.

Noun

coyote m (plural coyoti) or coyote m (invariable)

  1. coyote

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from a Nahuan language, from Proto-Nahuan *koyootl.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ote
  • Noun

    coyote m (plural coyotes)

    1. coyote (canine)
    2. (Mexico) coyote (smuggler of illegal immigrants)
      Synonym: pollo
    3. (Mexico) fixer, middleman
    4. (obsolete) a person of mixed Native American and mestizo descent

    Derived terms

    • coyota f

    Descendants

    Further reading

    • “coyote” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.
    • coyote on the Spanish Wikipedia.Wikipedia es


    English

    Alternative forms

    • hyaena; hyæna (dated)

    Etymology

    From Middle English hiena, from Medieval Latin hyēna, from Latin hyaena, from Ancient Greek ὕαινα (húaina). Displaced native Old English nihtgenġe (literally “night walker”).

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: hī-ēʹnə, IPA(key): /haɪˈiːnə/

    Noun

    hyena (plural hyenas or hyena or hyenae)

    1. Any of the medium-sized to large feliform carnivores of the subfamily Hyaeninae (genera Hyaena and Crocuta), native to Africa and Asia and noted for the sound similar to laughter which they can make if excited.
      • 2003, Anne Engh, Kay E. Holekamp, Case Study 5A: Maternal Rank “Inheritance” in the Spotted Hyena, Frans B. M. De Waal, Peter L Tyack (editors), Animal Social Complexity: Intelligence, Culture, and Individualized Societies, page 149,
        Hyena biologists often think of spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) as baboons with big teeth and relatively small brains.
    2. (Sub-Saharan Africa) A man that performs ritualized sex acts with recently widowed women and menarchal girls.
      • see Citations:hyena

    Usage notes

    The hyena family, Hyaenidae, also includes the smaller insectivorous aardwolf, the sole survivor of a lineage regarded as more dog-like.

    Derived terms

    • brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea)
    • laughing hyena (= spotted hyena)
    • spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
    • striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena)

    Translations

    See also

    • aardwolf (Proteles cristatus)

    Anagrams

    • Haney, Hayne

    Czech

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): [ˈɦɪjɛna]

    Noun

    hyena f

    1. hyena (large carnivore)

    Declension

    Related terms

    • hyenismus
    • hyení

    Further reading

    • hyena in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
    • hyena in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

    Dutch

    Etymology

    Borrowed from Latin hyaena, from Ancient Greek ὕαινα (húaina).

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /ɦiˈjeːnaː/
    • Hyphenation: hy‧e‧na

    Noun

    hyena f (plural hyena’s, diminutive hyenaatje n)

    1. hyena, any member of the family Hyaenidae

    Derived terms

    • bruine hyena
    • gestreepte hyena
    • gevlekte hyena
    • hyenahond

    Italian

    Noun

    hyena f (plural hyene)

    1. Obsolete spelling of iena

    Swedish

    Noun

    hyena c

    1. a hyena

    Declension

    See also

    • hund
    • hynda

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