Origin of pelicanMiddle English from Old English pellicane from Ecclesiastical Late Latin pelicanus from Classical Greek pelekan (used in Septuagint to translated, translation Classical Hebrew (language) ??'ath, bird of prey), akin to pelekas, woodpecker, probably from pelekys, an ax (from the shape of the bill)
Origin of pelicanMiddle English from Old English pellican and from Old French pelican both from Late Latin pelicānus from Greek pelekan
From Old English pellicane, from Latin pelecÄnus, from Ancient Greek Ï€ÎµÎ»ÎµÎºÎ¬Î½ (pelekan).