Aegolius

noun

Ae·​go·​li·​us
ē-ˈgō-lē-əs
: a genus of small northern owls including the saw-whet owl

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin, going back to Latin aegōlios, an owl (Pliny), borrowed from Greek aigōliós, aigṓlios "barn owl"

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aegolius was in 1862

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“Aegolius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aegolius. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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