what is difference between dunghill and midden
- dung-hill, (obsolete) dunghil
dung + hill
dunghill (plural dunghills)
- A heap of dung, especially one for agricultural purposes.
- Synonyms: muckheap, dungheap
- (figuratively, derogatory) Any wretchedly mean, dirty or loathsome place, situation or condition.
From Middle English midding, myddyng, from Old Danish mykdyngja, (a compound of Old Norse myk, myki (“muck, manure”) and dyngja (“dung, dungpile”)), whence also Danish møgdynge and mødding, Norwegian mødding, dialectal Swedish mödding.
- IPA(key): /ˈmɪdən/
- Rhymes: -ɪdən
midden (plural middens)
- A dungheap.
- A refuse heap usually near a dwelling.
- (archaeology) A prehistoric pile of bones and shells.
- (zoology) A shelter made of vegetation and other materials by packrats.
- (zoology) An accumulation of dried urine and fecal deposits made by hyraxes.
- spiritual midden
From Middle Dutch midden, from Old Dutch *middi, from Proto-West Germanic *midi, from Proto-Germanic *midjaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *medʰyo-.
- in the middle
- in het midden van
- inflection of midd:
- strong/weak nominative/accusative masculine singular
- weak dative masculine/neuter singular
- strong/weak dative plural
From Old Frisian midde, from Proto-West Germanic *midi.
midden c or n (no plural)
- middle (part between beginning and end)
- “midden (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011