um*ho"fo(m*h"f), n. (Zol.) An African two-horned rhinoceros (Atelodus simus or Rhinoceros simus); -- called also chukuru, and white rhinoceros.
um"laut(m"lout), n. [G., from um about + laut sound.] (Philol.) The euphonic modification of a root vowel sound by the influence of a, u, or especially i, in the syllable which formerly followed.
It is peculiar to the Teutonic languages, and was common in Anglo-Saxon. In German the umlauted vowels resulting from a, o, u, followed by old i, are written , , , or ae, oe, ue; as, mnner or maenner, men, from mann, man. Examples of forms resulting from umlaut in English are geese pl. of goose, men pl. of man, etc.
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