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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hunia’des, Hunniades, or Hunyady (4 syl.).
 
One of the greatest captains of the fourteenth century. The Turks so much feared him that they used his name for scaring children. (1400–1456.) (See BOGIE.)   1
        “The Turks employed this name to frighten their perverse children. He was corruptly denominated ‘Jancus Lain.’”—Gibbon: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, xii. 166.
 


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