The onager of Mesopotamia is a very beautiful animal, with its grey glossy coat, and its lively and rapid action.
This is supposed to be of the same pattern which is called an "onager" in the Latin books.
We then loaded the onager with the acorns, and moved homeward.
The skin that you have laid before me is the skin of an onager.
Balista (Latin, onager), an engine for propelling stones, worked by means of strongly-twisted cords.
The wild ass and onager roamed in small herds between the Balikh and the Tigris.
The onager, or wild ass, is not striped like the zebra, and is not near so elegant in figure.
It has sometimes occurred to me that perhaps the skin was that of Job's onager.
Asiatic wild ass, mid-14c., from Latin onager, from Greek onagros, from onos "ass" (related to Latin asinus, but the ultimate source is unknown) + agrios "wild," literally "living in the fields," from agros "field" (see acre).