Ossifrage meaning

ŏsə-frĭj, -frāj
(archaic) An osprey.
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(obsolete) The lammergeier.
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(obsolete) The young of the sea eagle or bald eagle.
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Origin of ossifrage

  • Latin ossifraga from ossifragus bone-breaking os oss- bone ost- in Indo-European roots frangere to break bhreg- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Latin ossifraga (“osprey"), ossifragus (“osprey"), from ossifragus (“bone breaking").

    From Wiktionary