Monday, October 14, 2013

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aer·ie
 

[air-ee, eer-ee] noun
1. the nest of a bird of prey, as an eagle or a hawk.
2. a lofty nest of any large bird.
3. a house, fortress, or the like, located high on a hill or mountain.
4. Obsolete. the brood in a nest, especially of a bird of prey.

Also, aery, eyrie, eyry.

Origin:
1575–85; < Anglo-French, Old French airie, equivalent to aire (< Latin ager field, presumably “nest” in Vulgar Latin; see acre) + ie -y3 ; compare Medieval Latin aerea, aeria aerie, brood < Old French aire

Can be confused: 1. aerie, airy ; 2. aerie, eerie, Erie


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