Definition of eyas in English:


Syllabification: ey·as
Pronunciation: /ˈīəs
(also eyass)

noun (plural eyasses)

  • A young hawk, especially (in falconry) an unfledged nestling taken from the nest for training.
    More example sentences
    • Eyas hawks can be the best or the worst of the hawks.
    • He recently located and pulled from the nest an eyas Coopers Hawk.


late 15th century (originally nyas): from French niais, based on Latin nidus 'nest'. The initial n was lost by wrong division of a nyas; compare with adder1, apron, and umpire.

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