plural aetites

Word History


borrowed from Latin āetītēs (lapis "stone"), borrowed from Greek āetī́tēs (líthos) from āetī́tēs, adjective, "of an eagle," from aietós, āetós "eagle" (going back to *awjetó- from *awj-— going back to Indo-European *h2ew-i- "bird"— + -etó-, noun and adjective suffix) + -ītēs -ite entry 1

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aetites was in 1579

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“Aetites.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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