Gier-eagle
Gier-eagle Gier"-ea`gle, n. [Cf. D. gier vulture, G. gier, and E. gyrfalcon.] (Zo["o]l.) A bird referred to in the Bible (--Lev. xi. 18and --Deut. xiv. 17) as unclean, probably the Egyptian vulture ({Neophron percnopterus}). [1913 Webster]

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  • gier-eagle — ˈgi(ə)r, ˈgī(ə)r, ˈji(ə)r+| noun Etymology: Dutch gier vulture, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German gīr vulture, gīri greedy, Norwegian dialect gir desire, passion, Old English geonian to yawn more at yawn : a bird pronounced unclean in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gier-eagle — /jear ee geuhl/, n. a bird, probably the Egyptian vulture, regarded as unclean. Lev. 11:18; Deut. 14:17. [1611; gier ( < G Geier vulture) + EAGLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Gier eagle —    Heb. raham = parental affection, Lev. 11:18; Deut. 14:17; R.V., vulture ), a species of vulture living entirely on carrion. It is about the size of a raven; has an almost triangular, bald, and wrinkled head, a strong pointed beak, black at the …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Gier-falcon — Gier fal con, n. [Cf. {Gier eagle}, {Gyrfalcon}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The gyrfalcon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gier-ea|gle — «JIHR EE guhl», noun. an unclean bird, probably a vulture, mentioned in the Authorized Version of the Bible (Leviticus 11:18 and Deuteronomy 14:17). ╂[< Dutch gier vulture + eagle] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Operation Eagle — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Mission Adler – Der starke Arm der Götter Originaltitel: 飛鷹計劃 Fei ying gai wak Produktionsland: Hongkong Erscheinungsjahr: 1990 Länge: ca. 104 Minuten Originalsprache …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Project Eagle — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Mission Adler – Der starke Arm der Götter Originaltitel: 飛鷹計劃 Fei ying gai wak Produktionsland: Hongkong Erscheinungsjahr: 1990 Länge: ca. 104 Minuten Originalsprache …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Neophron percnopterus — Gier eagle Gier ea gle, n. [Cf. D. gier vulture, G. gier, and E. gyrfalcon.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird referred to in the Bible ( Lev. xi. 18and Deut. xiv. 17) as unclean, probably the Egyptian vulture ({Neophron percnopterus}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of the animals in the Bible — See main article Animals in the Bible. The following is a list of animals whose name appears in the Bible. Whenever required for the identification, the Hebrew name will be indicated, as well as the specific term used by Zoologists. This list… …   Wikipedia

  • Geier — is a German word for vulture. Geier is also a notable surname and less frequently is seen as a place name. Usages and Meanings of GeierThe disputed etymological origins of the word Geier have confounded ornithological usage of the term in poetry …   Wikipedia

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