- merkel's corpuscle,
- merleau-ponty, maurice,
- mermaid tavern
Origin of merlin
Examples from the Web for merlin
She went over to his flat with Merlin, their dog, and she discovered the body.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, he may look like a Montana Republican, talk like a Montana Republican but he sounds like someone from "Balmer, Merlin."
Merlin was deemed a Special Access Program requiring ultra-high clearances for officials in the know.
You were willing to blow up this headquarters and everybody, yourself included, in it, to keep us from getting at Merlin.
"Then pull everybody out of here and blow the place up, Merlin along with it," Shanlee said.
Though ordinarily surefooted, Merlin stumbled frequently, and Richard was obliged to slacken his pace.The Lancashire Witches|William Harrison Ainsworth
“Merlin can remain with you,” said Oliver at length, “and I will go and tell them;” and off he set.In the Eastern Seas|W.H.G. Kingston
So Merlin's got to be a liar, too, along with the rest of us!
Word Origin for merlin
small, strong European falcon, early 14c., from Anglo-French merilun, a shortened form of Old French esmerillon "merlin, small hawk" (12c., Modern French émerillon), from Frankish *smiril or some other Germanic source (cf. Old High German smerlo, German Schmerl "merlin"). Spanish esmerejon, Italian smeriglio also are Germanic loan-words.
sorcerer and soothsayer in Arthurian legends, from Old French form of Welsh Myrddhin, probably from Old Celtic *Mori-dunon, literally "of the sea-hill," from *mori "sea" (see mere (n.)) + dunom "hill" (see dune).