2) a male whose entire genitalia is removed. Done as punishment in Ancient Rome, and to qualify for royal government service in China as recently as the 20th century. Also, the hijdra, a caste of Indian transexuals, practice this complete castration.
3) though rarely applied in this context, may also be a male with a single testicle amputated. A modern example would be Tom Green, who broadcast the operation on MTV and then went on to bang Drew Barrymore.
Not to be confused with Unix, a computer operating system believed to be superior to more mainstream options like Windows and Mac.
- Capt. Jack Sparrow
The English word eunuch is from the Greek eune ("bed") and ekhein ("to keep"), effectively "bed keeper." This indicates the traditional role of the eunuch—as a reliable keeper of a ruler's harem. Other servants or slaves were also castrated in order to make them 'safer,' either in childhood or later.
-ORIGIN Greek eunoukhos 'bedroom guard' (eunuchs were formerly employed to guard the women's living areas at an oriental court).