Origin: Middle English from Old English stærlinc, diminutive of stær, starling from Indo-European an unverified form stor(n)os, starling, bird with similar cry from source Classical Latin sturnus
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Origin: Middle English, from Old English stǽrlinc : stǽr, starling + -linc, noun suff.; see -ling1.
Origin: Perhaps alteration of Middle English stadelinge, from stathel, foundation, from Old English stathol; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
starling - Medical Definition
, Sir Ernest 1866-1927.