[jur-fawl-kuh n, -fal-, -faw-kuh n] /ˈdʒɜrˌfɔl kən, -ˌfæl-, -ˌfɔ kən/
a large falcon, Falco rusticolus, of arctic and subarctic regions, having white, gray, or blackish color phases: now greatly reduced in number.
a very large rare falcon, Falco rusticolus, of northern and arctic regions: often used for hunting
also gerfalcon, c.1200, from Old French girfauc “large northern falcon,” probably from Frankish, from Proto-Germanic *ger (cf. Old High German gir “vulture”) + Latin falco “hawk” (see falcon). Folk etymology connects it with Latin gyrus (see gyre) in reference to “circling” in the air.
- Gyri insulae
gyri insulae gyri in·su·lae (ĭn’sə-lē’, -syə-) pl.n. The long gyrus of the insula and the short gyrus of the insula considered together.
[jahy-roh] /ˈdʒaɪ roʊ/ noun, plural gyros. 1. . 2. . [jeer-oh, zheer-oh; Greek yee-raw] /ˈdʒɪər oʊ, ˈʒɪər oʊ; Greek ˈyi rɔ/ noun, Greek Cookery. 1. meat, usually lamb, roasted on a vertical spit, then thinly sliced, topped with onions, and usually served in a sandwich of pita bread. 1. a combining form meaning “ring,” “circle,” […]
[jahy-roh-kuhm-puh s] /ˈdʒaɪ roʊˌkʌm pəs/ noun 1. a navigational containing a rotor, that, when adjusted for the latitude and speed of the vessel or aircraft, indicates the direction of true north along the surface of the earth or communicates this information to one or more gyro repeaters. /ˈdʒaɪrəʊˌkʌmpəs/ noun 1. (nautical) a nonmagnetic compass that […]
[jahy-ruh-kop-ter] /ˈdʒaɪ rəˌkɒp tər/ noun 1. .