Nightingale
Nightingale Night"in*gale, n. [OE. nihtegale,nightingale, AS. nihtegale; niht night + galan to sing, akin to E. yell; cf. D. nachtegaal, OS. nahtigala, OHG. nahtigala, G. nachtigall, Sw. n["a]ktergal, Dan. nattergal. See {Night}, and {Yell}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A small, plain, brown and gray European song bird ({Luscinia megarhynchos} syn. {Luscinia luscinia}). It sings at night, and is celebrated for the sweetness of its song. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A larger species ({Lucinia philomela}), of Eastern Europe, having similar habits; the thrush nightingale. The name is also applied to other allied species. [1913 Webster]

{Mock nightingale}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Blackcap}, n., 1 (a) . [1913 Webster]


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  • Nightingale —   [ naɪtɪȖgeɪl], Florence, britische Krankenschwester, Pflegetheoretikerin, Berufs und Sozialreformerin, * Florenz 12. 5. 1820, ✝ London 13. 8. 1910. Umfassender sozialer Sachverstand, Eindrücke menschlischen Leidens (u. a. Hungersnot 1842/43)… …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • nightingale — (n.) O.E. næctigalæ, nihtegale, compound formed in Proto Germanic (Cf. Du. nachtegaal, Ger. Nachtigall) from *nakht night (see NIGHT (Cf. night)) + *galon to sing, related to O.E. giellan yell (see YELL (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • NIGHTINGALE — (Heb. זָמִיר (mod.), zamir), a name applied to singing birds of the genus Luscinia, of which three species are found in Israel. The most outstanding for its song is the Luscinia megarhynchos which hatches its eggs in the thickets of the Jordan.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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