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onager

EnglishEdit

Onagers

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman onager, Old French onager (wild ass; siege engine), from Latin onager (wild ass), from Hellenistic Ancient Greek ὄναγρος (ónagros, wild ass), from ὄνος (ónos, ass) + ἄγριος (ágrios, wild).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒnədʒə/, /ˈɒnəɡə/

NounEdit

onager (plural onagers or onagri)

  1. A wild ass, Equus hemionus, especially the koulan.
  2. (military, historical) 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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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

onager m (genitive onagrī); second declension

  1. wild ass; onager
  2. onager (type of military engine)

InflectionEdit

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
nominative onager onagrī
genitive onagrī onagrōrum
dative onagrō onagrīs
accusative onagrum onagrōs
ablative onagrō onagrīs
vocative onager
onagre
onagrī

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onager m (oblique plural onagers, nominative singular onagers, nominative plural onager)

  1. onager