hafoc

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an early form haebuc, from Proto-Germanic *habukaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kep- (seize). Cognate with Old Frisian havek (West Frisian hauk), Old Saxon hauk (Dutch havik), Old High German habuh (German Habicht), Old Norse haukr (Swedish hök). The word is related to a Slavic word for a bird of prey (Russian кобец (kobec), Polish kobuz).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hafoc m (nominative plural hafocas)

  1. a hawk