from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several sea eagles, especially Haliaeetus albicilla, of Europe.
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- n. An eagle.
- n. An eagle with a distinctive white tail; specifically, the White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla).
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- n. bulky greyish-brown eagle with a short wedge-shaped white tail; of Europe and Greenland
Middle English ern, eagle, from Old English earn; see or- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English ern, erne, earn, from Old English earn ("eagle"), from Proto-Germanic *arô (“eagle”), from Proto-Indo-European *or- (“large bird, eagle”). Cognate with Dutch and Low German arend ("eagle"), Danish ørn ("eagle"), Swedish örn ("eagle"), German Aar ("eagle"), Ancient Greek ὄρνεον, ὄρνις (órneon, órnis, "bird"). (Wiktionary)