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See also: Merlin and Merlín

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English merlone, merlion, marlyon, merlyon, merlinge, from Old French emerillon, esmerillon, from Old Frankish *smiril (falcon, hawk), from Proto-Germanic *smirilaz (falcon, merlin). Cognate with Old High German smirl (falcon), Old Norse smyrill (falcon).

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merlin (plural merlins)

  1. A small falcon, Falco columbarius, that breeds in northern North America, Europe and Asia.
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Etymology 2Edit

From "Moesin-Ezrin-Radixin-Like Protein"

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merlin (uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry) A cytoskeletal protein active in the suppression of tumors.
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merlin m (plural merlins)

  1. splitting maul: an axe with a long handle, the blade of which is coupled with a broad side that can be used as a sledgehammer.

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