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onager

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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
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English

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman onager, Old French onager (wild ass; siege engine), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] onager (wild ass), from Hellenistic Ancient Greek ὄναγρος (wild ass), from ὄνος (ass) + ἄγριος (wild).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈɒnədʒə/, /ˈɒnəɡə/

Noun

Singular
onager

Plural
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  1. A wild ass, especially the koulan.
  2. A military engine acting like a sling, which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket, and was operated by machinery.

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Latin

Etymology

From Hellenistic Ancient Greek ὄναγρος (wild ass), from ὄνος (ass) + ἄγριος (wild).

Noun

onager, -agri m.

  1. wild ass

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