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The fantasy sense: "A part-bird, part-human creature." Seems to be restricted to a set of games. Dmcdevit·t 07:39, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

No, it actually is used across the genre of fantasy and also science-fiction. --EncycloPetey 20:00, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
True, but the sense varies; in Star Trek: Enterprise, for example, Avians are an alien race. Also, I'm not sure why, but there's a non-F&SF use of the noun to refer to birds (see e.g. b.g.c:"avians" for a range of uses). I think we should simply have four senses, two adjective and two noun: "Pertaining to birds"; "Pertaining to bird-like or flying creatures"; "A bird"; "A bird-like or flying creature". I don't think there's more information we can give without delving into the details of specific fictional universes. —RuakhTALK 21:12, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
Agreed. The sci-fi/fantasy usages are really an extension of the "bird-like" definition. --EncycloPetey 22:22, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

RFV failed. Additional senses added as discussed here. —RuakhTALK 20:37, 9 September 2007 (UTC)


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