onagri

onager

[on-uh-jer]
noun, plural onagri [on-uh-grahy] , onagers.
1.
a wild ass, Equus hemionus, of southwestern Asia.
2.
an ancient and medieval military catapult for throwing stones.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin: machine for throwing projectiles, Latin onager, onagrus wild ass < Greek ónagros (in both senses), alteration of ónos ágrios ass of the fields, wild ass (see acre)

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onager (ˈɒnədʒə)
 
n , pl -gri, -gers
1.  Compare kiang a Persian variety of the wild ass, Equus hemionus
2.  an ancient war engine for hurling stones
 
[C14: from Late Latin: military engine for stone throwing, from Latin: wild ass, from Greek onagros, from onos ass + agros field]

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onager
c.1340, Asiatic wild ass, from L. onager, from Gk. onagros, from onos "ass" + agrios "wild."
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