aetites

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman aetite, aetites, Middle French aétite, and their source, Latin (lapis) āetītēs (eagle (stone)), from Hellenistic Ancient Greek ἀετίτης (λίθος) (aetítēs (líthos), eagle (stone)), from ἀετός (aetós, eagle).

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aetites

  1. An eaglestone. [from 15th c.]
    • 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 184:
      On such analogous reasoning it is not difficult to see why the aetites stone, with another rattling inside it, should have been thought helpful to a pregnant woman.

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