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16th century adjective ancient animal appears Arabic Aryans became Bible bird bird-names bird's borrowed Britain British British Birds called Celtic chaffinch Chapter Chaucer chough cock cognate colour common connected corruption crane denote derived dialect Dictionary diminutive Domesday Book dotterel duck Dutch earlier early England English epithet equivalent etymology fact folk-etymology French genus Germanic languages gives Greek habit heron horse human imitative implies Indo-European instance Italian language lapwing lark Late Latin later Linnaeus Low German meaning meant mediaeval Middle Dutch Middle English Natural History nature-words Norse older onomatopoetic origin Parlement of Foules perhaps place-names plant primitive probably pronunciation provincial name reference represents Roman root Sanskrit Saxon says Scandinavian seems seen sense Shakespeare sound Spanish species speech spelling spelt stem suggest swan Swedish syllable tongue traced tree Turner verb Welsh whence whimbrel Willughby woodpecker word wren yellow