Origin of ossifrageClassical Latin ossifraga, 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").