Lalage

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The pied triller (Lalage nigra)

Etymology[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Lalage

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Campephagidae — the trillers.

References[edit]

  • 2006, Gill, F. and Wright, M., Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276:

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek λαλαγέω (lalagéō, to prattle).

Proper noun[edit]

Lalage

  1. A female given name.
    • 1969, John Fowles, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Penguin 1981, ISBN 0451135989, page 359:
      "What's her name?"
      "Lalage." She pronounced it as a dactyl, the g hard. Still she could not raise her eyes. " Mr Rossetti approached me one day in the street. - - - He himself proposed the name. He is her godfather." She murmured, "I know it is strange."

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used in poetry and literature, but rare in the real world.