Eyas definition

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A nestling hawk or falcon, especially one to be trained for falconry.
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An unfledged bird; nestling; esp., a young hawk taken from its nest for training in falconry.
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A young hawk or falcon in the nest, or that has not yet fledged, especially one that will be trained for falconry.
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Origin of eyas

  • Middle English eias from an eias alteration of a nias an eyas from Old French niais from Latin nīdus nest sed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of nyas, by misanalysis of ‘a nyas’ as ‘an eyas’.

    From Wiktionary