Origin of lammergeierGerman lämmergeier from lämmer, plural of lamm, lamb + geier, vulture, akin to gier, greed from Indo-European base an unverified form gh?-, variant, variety of gh?- from source gape
Origin of lammergeierGerman Lämmergeier Lämmer genitive pl. of Lamm lamb ( from Middle High German lamp ) ( from Old High German lamb ) Geier vulture ( from Middle High German gīr ) ( from Old High German)
- A long-winged vulture, Gypaetus barbatus, found in southern Europe, Africa and India.
From German Lämmergeier, from Lämmer plural of Lamm (“lamb”) + Geier (“vulture”).