Origin: Ger lämmergeier < lämmer, pl. of lamm, lamb + geier, vulture, akin to gier, greed < IE base *ghī-, var. of ghē- > gape
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Origin: German Lämmergeier
Origin: : Lämmer
Origin: , genitive pl. of Lamm, lamb (from Middle High German lamp, from Old High German lamb)
Origin: + Geier, vulture (from Middle High German gīr, from Old High German).
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