Noun Accipitral Definition and Examples


Noun:

Accipitral

Pronunciation:

/akˈsɪpɪtr(ə)l/

Definition:
1.

adjective

Resembling that of a falcon or hawk, especially in respect of sight or temperament; sharp-eyed, hawklike.
    ((n.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a falcon or hawk; hawklike.)


    Origin:
    Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), author, biographer, and historian. From classical Latin accipitr-, accipiter accipiter + -al. Compare scientific Latin accipitralis.

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