onager
noun Etymology: Middle English, wild ass, from Latin, from Greek onagros, from onos ass + agros field — more at acre Date: 14th century 1. an Asian wild ass (Equus hemionus onager syn. E. onager) that usually has a broad dorsal stripe and is related to the kiang 2. [Late Latin, from Latin] a heavy catapult used in ancient and medieval times

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  • ONAGER — (Heb. פֶּרֶא, Wild Ass; Job 39:5, also עָרוֹד). Two sub species of the wild ass, the Equus hemionus hemihippus, the Syrian onager, and the Equus hemionus onager, the Arabian onager, existed in the Syrian desert up to the present century. The… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Onager — On a*ger, n.; pl. L. {Onagri}, E. {Onagers}. [L. onager, onagrus, Gr. ?.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A military engine acting like a sling, which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket, and was operated by machinery. Fairholt. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • onager — onáger m DEFINICIJA 1. zool. vrsta divljeg magarca (Equus hermionus onager); živi u zemljama JZ Azije 2. pov. vojn. sprava za bacanje kamenja u starorimskoj vojsci; katapult ETIMOLOGIJA lat. onager ← grč. ónagros ≃ ónos: magarac + ágrios: divlji …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • onager — (n.) Asiatic wild ass, mid 14c., from L. onager, from Gk. onagros, from onos ass (related to L. asinus, but the ultimate source is unknown) + agrios wild, lit. living in the fields, from agros field (see ACRE (Cf. acre)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • onager — [än′ə jər] n. pl. onagri [än′əgrī΄] or onagers [ME < L < Gr onagros, wild ass < onos, ass + agrios, wild < agros, country, field: see ACRE] 1. a wild ass (Equus hemionus onager) of central Asia 2. a catapult for throwing stones, used… …   English World dictionary

  • Onager — (v. gr.), 1) wilder Esel, Waldesel; 2) Kriegsmaschine, welche Steine, griechisches Feuer etc. in die Städte der Belagerten schleuderte …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Onager — Onager, der wilde Esel, s. Esel; auch ein Wurfgeschütz der Römer (s. Kriegsmaschinen, S. 672) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Onager — Onăger, Tierart, s. Esel …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • onager — ► NOUN ▪ a wild ass of a race native to northern Iran. ORIGIN Greek onagros wild ass …   English terms dictionary

  • Onager — This article is about the horse species. For the weapon, see Onager (siege weapon). Onager Turkmenian Kulan (Equus hemionus kulan) at Korkeasaari Zoo. Conservation s …   Wikipedia

  • Onager — Skizze eines römischen Onagers verkleinerter Nachbau eines Onagers, (80cm*50cm groß), Bauj …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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