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3/14/16 – Today’s Word Is…

Aerie

(er’-ē, ir’-ē)

n. 1. The nest of a bird of prey, especially an eagle’s.

2. A high-up room or building.

“Like an eagle o’er his eyrie towers / To souse annoyance that comes near his nest…”
-Shakespeare

 

In Case You’re Interested

Comes from Old French aire, ‘nest’, from Medieval Latin area, also ‘nest.’ Possibly connected to the other meaning of area, ‘level ground’, or to the word atrium, but we’re not sure. It’s a little “up in the air(ie).”

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