eyas

eyas

[ahy-uhs]
noun
1.
a nestling.
2.
Falconry. a young falcon taken from the nest for training.
Also, especially British, eyass.


Origin:
1480–90; variant of nyas, nias (a nyas taken as an eyas) < Middle French niais nestling, derivative of Latin nīdus nest

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eyas (ˈaɪəs)
 
n
a nestling hawk or falcon, esp one reared for training in falconry
 
[C15: mistaken division of earlier a nyas, from Old French niais nestling, from Latin nīdus nest]

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