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Meaning of "musth" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MUSTH

From Urdu mast, from Persian: drunk.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MUSTH

musth  [mʌst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MUSTH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Musth is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MUSTH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

musth

Musth

Musth or must /ˈmʌst/ is a periodic condition in bull elephants, characterized by highly aggressive behavior and accompanied by a large rise in reproductive hormones. Testosterone levels in an elephant in musth can be as much as 60 times greater than in the same elephant at other times. However, whether this hormonal surge is the sole cause of musth, or merely a contributing factor, is unknown; scientific investigation of musth is problematic because even the most placid elephants become highly violent toward humans and other elephants during musth, requiring segregation and isolation until they recover. Female elephants do not undergo musth.

Definition of musth in the English dictionary

The definition of musth in the dictionary is a state of frenzied sexual excitement in the males of certain large mammals, esp elephants, associated with discharge from a gland between the ear and eye.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MUSTH


adjust
əˈdʒʌst
antitrust
ˌæntɪˈtrʌst
august
ɔːˈɡʌst
bust
bʌst
crust
krʌst
disgust
dɪsˈɡʌst
distrust
dɪsˈtrʌst
dost
dʌst
dust
dʌst
gust
ɡʌst
just
dʒʌst
lust
lʌst
must
mʌst
robust
rəʊˈbʌst
rust
rʌst
stardust
ˈstɑːˌdʌst
thrust
θrʌst
trust
trʌst
unjust
ʌnˈdʒʌst
wanderlust
ˈwɒndəˌlʌst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MUSTH

mustard pot
mustard powder
mustard-colored
mustard-coloured
mustardy
mustee
mustelid
musteline
muster
muster in
muster out
muster roll
muster station
musterer
mustier
mustiest
mustily
mustiness
mustn´t
musty

WORDS THAT END LIKE MUSTH

a spider´s web of sth
as opposed to sth
familiarly known as sb/sth
to be blissfully ignorant of sth
to be mixed up in sth
to be within your rights to do sth
to go to great lengths to do sth
to have mixed feelings about sth
to have no hesitation in doing sth
to make inroads into sth
to take steps to do sth
to throw off the shackles of sth

Synonyms and antonyms of musth in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «musth» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MUSTH

Find out the translation of musth to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of musth from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «musth» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

musth
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

musth
570 millions of speakers

English

musth
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

musth
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

musth
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

musth
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

musth
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

musth
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

musth
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Musth
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

musth
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

musth
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

musth
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pancen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

musth
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மதநீர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घोडचूक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

musth
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

musth
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

musth
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

musth
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

musth
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

musth
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

musth
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

musth
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Musth
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of musth

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MUSTH»

The term «musth» is normally little used and occupies the 131.305 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MUSTH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «musth» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «musth» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about musth

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MUSTH»

Discover the use of musth in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to musth and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Endocrine, Physical and Behavioural Correlates of Musth in ...
These are often associated with a state termed musth, a condition comparable to rutting behaviour in ungulates. The appearance of musth can be recognised by an increase in aggressive behaviour, continuous discharge of urine, copious ...
‎2004
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The Living Elephants : Evolutionary Ecology, Behaviour, and ...
The adult male elephant goes through a period of intense aggression toward other males and sexual interest in estrous females, a phenomenon termed musth . A bull elephant in musth secretes a fluid from its temporal gland and may ...
Center for Ecological Sciences Indian Institute of Science Raman Sukumar Associate Professor of Ecology, IUCN Asian Elephant Specialist Group, 2003
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Elephant Memories: Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant ...
Watching a bull in musth over the two or three months he is in that state gives a good indication of why males are not in musth year-round. The musth strategy seems to be for a bull to put all his energy into pursuing females for a few months  ...
Cynthia J. Moss, 2012
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Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 10: 10
Elevated serum testosterone levels, increased aggression between males, secretions from the paired facial temporal glands and dribbling of urine from the penile prepuce characterize musth in the Asian elephant (Jainudeen et al., 1972a; ...
R.T. Mason, Michael P. Lemaster, Dietland Müller-Schwarze, 2006
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Animal Contests
Further, individual male elephants spend periods of time in musth, a state of heightened aggression and sexual activity associated with high testosterone levels, and the musth status of the males within a dyad influences the outcome of the ...
Ian C. W. Hardy, Mark Briffa, 2013
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Animal Social Complexity: Intelligence, Culture, and ...
Dominance Hierarchy and Musth Throughout his life, a bull elephant in any of the three species expends much time and energy assessing his strength relative to that of other bulls. In the first 25 years this is a rather straightforward process, ...
Frans B. M. De Waal, Peter L Tyack, 2009
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The Myth of Wild Africa: Conservation Without Illusion
phant enters musth. The musth bull goes in search of females, his temporal glands start to swell, he begins dribbling urine, the testosterone level in his blood rises sharply, and he becomes extremely aggressive toward other males, and ...
Jonathan S. Adams, 1992
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The Differences Between the Sexes
The occurrence and behavioural patterns of musth have now been followed for 15 years among the Amboseli males. Musth occurs throughout the year, with higher ranking males coming into musth during the period when most females are in ...
R. V. Short, E. Balaban, 1994
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Silent Thunder: In the Presence of Elephants
encounter a musth bull's urine, they announce it to the universe with an uproar of vocal and behavioral excitement. The bull's own sound also announces his musth. He makes deep, slow, guttural pulsations that the Amboseli researchers call ...
Katharine Payne, 1998
10
Gods in Chains
Asian herds travel an average of 3.2 km/day, and Asian bulls 3.6 km/day, except during musth. Then, they cover 8.9 km/day. Source: 'A Review of the Welfare of Zoo Elephants in Europe, 16 p. Privately owned animals often stay in one place,  ...
Rhea Ghosh, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MUSTH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term musth is used in the context of the following news items.
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Smokey Still Smokin' In Elephant Country
Enter a bull elephant in musth and suddenly the physical and psychological landscape changed. Smokey arrived, redefining the horizon with ... «National Geographic, Jul 15»
2
Worshiped Inside Temples, But Mistreated Outside: The Fate Of …
Most deaths happen during festival season when the animal is either provoked or goes into musth (a hormonal condition in bull elephants ... «Youth Ki Awaaz, Jul 15»
3
Anayootu at temple
The elephants in musth or those who are injured will not be allowed to attend the programme. Mahouts without licence also will not be allowed. «The Hindu, Jul 15»
4
Male elephants reason behind rise in man-animal conflict?
Some of them may be in musth (when testosterone level increases by up to 60 times),” said Sunil Pawar, chief conservator of forests, BNP. «The Hindu, Jul 15»
5
Elephants smash up a car and terrorise tourists at a beach in Denmark
Translated from Hindi as 'madness', musth is a period of several weeks, or even months, during which the bull elephant's testosterone levels ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
6
The Establishment of the Waco Mammoth National Monument
... a broken but healed rib, suggesting a fight with another bull during the mammoth equivalent of modern elephants' musth, or rutting season. «Hudson Valley Press, Jul 15»
7
What Makes Great Companies?
And just like only experienced mahouts can sense whether the secretion coming from the elephant's head indicates musth, signalling imminent ... «Seasonal Magazine, Jul 15»
8
US researcher killed by elephant in Zambia
The exact circumstances of the attack are not yet known, but male bull elephants are known to be particularly aggressive when in “musth” – a ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
Rejuvenation Therapy for Elephants Commences
... feast for some renowned jumbos like Gajaratnam Padmanabhan, Valiyakesavan and Indrasen were postponed for after their period of musth. «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
10
Stunned tourists look on as elephant drinks from swimming pool
The elephant bull was reported to be in musth – when an elephant's behaviour changes because it's producing 40 to 60 times more ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»

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