Circaetus

noun Circ·aetus \(ˌ)sərˈkāətəs\

Definition of Circaetus

  1. :  a genus of large Old World hawks intermediate in characters between the eagles and the harriers

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Origin and Etymology of circaetus

New Latin, from Greek kirkos hawk + New Latin -aëtus; akin to Latin crocire to croak (as of a raven), Sanskrit kṛkara, a kind of partridge, Old English hringan to ring — more at ring


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