Definition of eyas in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈīəs/
(also eyass)

noun (plural eyasses)

A young hawk, especially (in falconry) an unfledged nestling taken from the nest for training.
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.

Words that rhyme with eyas

Ananias, bias, Darius, dryas, Elias, Gaius, hamadryas, Lias, Mathias, pious, Tobias

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Syllabification: ey·as

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