noun ae·ti·tes \ˌā-ə-ˈtī-(ˌ)tēz\

Definition of aetites



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Origin and Etymology of aetites

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 1-ite — more at aviary

First Known Use: 1579

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to cast off or become cast off

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