corbie

noun
cor·​bie | \ ˈkȯr-bē How to pronounce corbie (audio) \

Definition of corbie

chiefly Scotland
: carrion crow also : raven

First Known Use of corbie

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corbie

early Scots corby "raven," probably alteration (with assimilation to the suffix -y -ie) of northern Middle English corbin "raven," borrowed from Anglo-French & Old French, probably going back to a noun derivative of Latin corvīnus "of a raven" — more at corvine

Note: For -b- for Latin -v- cf. note at corbel entry 1.

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“Corbie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corbie. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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