Origin of ossifrageClassical Latin ossifraga, osprey
- See lammergeier.
- Archaic An osprey.
Origin of ossifrageLatin ossifraga, from ossifragus, bone-breaking : os, oss-, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots + frangere, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.
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Latin ossifraga (“osprey"), ossifragus (“osprey"), from ossifragus (“bone breaking").