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eyas

[ ahy-uhs ]
/ ˈaɪ əs /
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noun
a nestling, usually a hawk.
Falconry. a young falcon or hawk taken from the nest for training.
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Also especially British, ey·ass .

Origin of eyas

First recorded in 1480–90; variant of nyas, nias (a nyas taken as an eyas ), from Middle French niais “nestling,” derivative of Latin nīdus “nest;” see origin at nest
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British Dictionary definitions for eyas

eyas
/ (ˈaɪəs) /

noun
a nestling hawk or falcon, esp one reared for training in falconry

Word Origin for eyas

C15: mistaken division of earlier a nyas, from Old French niais nestling, from Latin nīdus nest
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