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Definition of the noun Aasvogel

What does Aasvogel mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aasvogels

  1. [rare, literary] Any of a number of species of South African vulture

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Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley

aasvogel [SAfr.]. Vulture. Du., lit. carrion fowl; cf. Ger. aas, carrion, prob, cogn. with essen, to eat. ab-. L., from, away; cogn. with of (q.v.). Also a-, abs -, aba. Substitute for sextent, invented by, and named from, Antoine d'Abbadie.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1903)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

Aasvogel, as'fo-gel ("carrion-bird"), the South African vulture, of which there are several different species. Ab, the 11th month of the Hebrews' civil year and the 5th of their ecclesiastical (which begins with Nisan), has 30 days, and answers to  ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1914)

" AASVOGEL, as'fd-gel (South African Dutch for 'carrion-bird'). Any of several ...

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Scrabble value of A1A1S1V4O1G2E1L1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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