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eyas

[ahy-uh s] /ˈaɪ əs/
noun
1.
a nestling.
2.
Falconry. a young falcon taken from the nest for training.
Also, especially British, eyass.
Origin
1480-1490
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/
noun
1.
a nestling hawk or falcon, esp one reared for training in falconry
Word Origin
C15: mistaken division of earlier a nyas, from Old French niais nestling, from Latin nīdus nest
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