Aeries



the nest of a bird of prey, as an eagle or a hawk.
a lofty nest of any large bird.
a house, fortress, or the like, located high on a hill or mountain.
Obsolete. the brood in a nest, especially of a bird of prey.
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Historical Examples

They lay their eggs, which are generally of an oval shape, in rude nests called “aeries.”
Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier

We have no right to call in a aeries of miracles to solve difficulties of which the writer was unconscious.
The Bible: what it is Charles Bradlaugh

noun
a variant spelling (esp US) of eyrie
adjective (poetic)
a variant spelling of airy
lofty, insubstantial, or visionary
noun (pl) aeries
a variant spelling of eyrie
n.

“eagle’s nest,” 1580s (attested in Anglo-Latin from early 13c.), from Old French aire “nest,” Medieval Latin area “nest of a bird of prey” (12c.), perhaps from Latin area “level ground, garden bed” [Littré], though some doubt this [Klein]. Another theory connects it to atrium. Formerly misspelled eyrie (1660s) on the mistaken assumption that it derived from Middle English ey “egg.”

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