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lanner

[ lan-er ]

noun

  1. a falcon, Falco biarmicus, of southern Europe, northern Africa, and southern Asia.
  2. Falconry. the female of this bird.


lanner

/ ˈlænə /

noun

  1. a large falcon, Falco biarmicus, of Mediterranean regions, N Africa, and S Asia
  2. falconry the female of this falcon Compare lanneret


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lanner1

1250–1300; Middle English laner < Middle French lanier kind of falcon, literally, wool weaver (< Latin lānārius; ), a term of abuse in the early Middle Ages, applied especially to laggards and cowards, and so to the lanner, slow in flight and thought to be cowardly

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Word History and Origins

Origin of lanner1

C15: from Old French ( faucon ) lanier cowardly (falcon), from Latin lanārius wool worker, coward; referring to its sluggish flight and timid nature

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Example Sentences

She was but sixteen years of age, and had been with me eight years, being one of my Katti Lanner school children.

On the perfumed air the music swelled rapturously; a waltz, warm with the national life of Vienna; the swan song of Lanner!

In former days the saker, the lanner and the Barbary or Tunisian falcon were also employed.

That fellow Lanner is showing signs of interesting himself in the same quarter.

He has with him a very handsome falcon, a lanner like ours, but larger.

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