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eyases

eyases is a plural form of eyas

eyas

Definition:

an unfledged or nestling hawk

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

eyases

Type of:

hawk » bird of prey » bird » vertebrate

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Middle English, alteration (by incorrect division of a neias) of neias, from...
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Falcon | Falco | Aesalon [synonym] | Lithofalco [synonym] | Tinnunculus [Linnaeus, 1766, synonym] | Hierofalco [Cuvier, 1817, synonym] | Cerchneis [Boie, 1826, synonym] | Hypotriorchis [Boie, 1826, synonym] | Rhynchodon [Nitzsch, 1829, synonym] | ...

any species of raptor in the genus Falco. The genus contains 37 species, widely distributed throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and North America. Adult falcons have thin tapered wings, which enable them to fly at high speed and to change ... (40 of 2739 words, pronunciations, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Falcon

Collins Dictionary:

eyas

a nestling hawk or falcon, especially one reared for training in falconry (12 of 264 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/eyas

Oxford Dictionary:

eyas | eyasses [plural]

a young hawk, especially (in falconry) an unfledged nestling taken from the nest for training (15 of 62 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/eyas

Merriam-Webster:

eyas

an unfledged bird ; specifically, a nestling hawk (8 of 50 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/eyas

New World Dictionary:

eyas

an unfledged bird; nestling; especially, a young hawk taken from its nest for training in falconry (16 of 43 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/eyas

American Heritage Dictionary:

eyas

A nestling hawk or falcon, especially one to be trained for falconry. (12 of 41 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/eyas

Wiktionary:

eyas | eyasses [plural] | eyasmusket [synonym]

A young hawk or falcon in the nest, or that has not yet fledged, especially one that will be trained for falconry. (22 of 26 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/eyas

Random House Dictionary:

eyas | eyass [British, sense-specific]

a nestling. | [falconry] a young falcon taken from the nest for training. (12 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/eyas

Britannica Encyclopedia:

hawk [bird] | Buteo jamaicensis [species] | Buteogallus urubitinga [species] | Parabuteo unicinctus [species] | Polyboroides typus [species]

any of various small to medium-sized falconiform birds, particularly those in the genus Accipiter, known as the true hawks, and including the goshawks ... (23 of 712 words, 13 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/257454​/hawk

Columbia Encyclopedia:

hawk | goshawk | harrier

name generally applied to the smaller members of the Accipitridae, a heterogeneous family of diurnal birds of prey, such as the eagle, the kite, the ... (25 of 307 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0823015​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

hawk [verb] | hawked [past tense] | hawking [present participle] | hawks [3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] to sell goods in the streets or by knocking on people's doors ... | [intransitive/transitive, informal] to clear phlegm from your throat ... (22 of 75 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/hawk 7

hawk [countable] | hawks [plural]

a large bird that kills other birds and animals for food. It's sometimes used for hunting. | a politician who prefers using military force to more ... (25 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/hawk

Cambridge Dictionary:

hawk [entry 1]

a type of large bird which catches small birds and animals for food (13 of 21 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hawk 1

hawk [entry 2]

a person who strongly supports the use of force in political relationships rather than discussion or other more peaceful solutions (20 of 29 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hawk 2

hawk [entry 3]

to sell goods informally in public places (7 of 21 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hawk 3

Encarta Dictionary:

eyas | eyases [plural] | eyasses [plural] | eyass: eyasses [plural] | eyass

a young hawk or falcon, especially one bred for falconry (10 of 49 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861610060​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

eyas

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, alteration (by incorrect division of a neias) of neias, from Anglo-French niais taken in the nest, from Vulgar ... (22 of 29 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/eyas

Oxford Dictionary:

eyas | eyasses [plural]

First use: late 15th century

Origin: (originally nyas): from French niais, based on Latin nidus "nest". The initial n was lost by wrong division of a nyas; compare with "adder1"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/eyas

New World Dictionary:

eyas

Origin: Middle English, by faulty division (influenced by ey, egg) of a nyas, a niais from Old French niais, nestling from Vulgar ... (21 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/eyas

American Heritage Dictionary:

eyas

Origin: Middle English eias, from an eias, alteration of *a nias, an eyas, from Old French niais, from Latin nīdus, nest; see sed- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/eyas

Collins Dictionary:

eyas

First use: 15th century

Origin: mistaken division of earlier a nyas, from Old French niais nestling, from Latin nīdus nest

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/eyas

Wiktionary:

eyas | eyasses [plural]

Origin: Alteration of nyas, by misanalysis of 'a nyas' as 'an eyas'.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/eyas

Encarta Dictionary:

eyas | eyases [plural] | eyasses [plural] | eyass: eyasses [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Alteration of obsolete nias from French niais "bird taken from the nest" from Latin nidus "nest"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861610060​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

eyas

Audio: British English pronunciation of "eyas"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/eyas

the Free Dictionary:

eyas

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "eyas"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "eyas"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "eyas" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/eyas

Google Dictionary:

eyas | eyasses [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "eyas"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

eyas

Audio: North American pronunciation of "eyas"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=eyas​0001 word=eyas

YourDictionary Audio:

eyas

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "eyas" by speech synthesizer

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