Other Word Forms of Gyrfalcon
Origin of Gyrfalcon
Middle English girfaucoun from Old French girfaut, gerfaucon Old High German gīr vulture Old French faucon falcon falcon
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French gerfaucon (modern French gerfaut), with the first element probably from Old High German gīr (“vulture”) (whence the German Geier).
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