corbie

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French corb. French corbeau, Old French corbel, diminutive from Latin corvus raven.

Noun[edit]

corbie (plural corbies)

  1. raven, crow

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French corbe, from Latin corvus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔrbɪ/, /ˈkorbi/

Noun[edit]

corbie (plural corbies)

  1. raven; (sometimes also) carrion crow, rook
    • 1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy, II.1:
      The priests and the Irish officers, and thae papist cattle that hae been sodgering abroad, because they durstna bide at hame, are a' fleeing thick in Northumberland e'enow; and thae corbies dinna gather without they smell carrion.

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