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 L&adie;mmergeier : L&adie;mmer, genitive pl. of Lamm, lamb (from Middle High German lamp, from Old High German lamb) + Geier, vulture (from Middle High German g&imacron;r, 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”).