gier–eagle

noun \ˈgi(ə)r, ˈgī(ə)r, ˈji(ə)r + ¦-\

Definition of gier–eagle

  1. :  a bird pronounced unclean in ancient Jewish law and the pelican and the gier-eagle and the cormorant — Deuteronomy 14:17 (Authorized Version)

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Origin and Etymology of gier–eagle

Dutch gier vulture, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German gīr vulture, gīri greedy, Norwegian dialect gir desire, passion, Old English geonian to yawn — more at yawn


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