onager

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English[edit]

Onagers

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman onager, Old French onager (wild ass; siege engine), from Latin onager (wild ass), from Hellenistic Ancient Greek ὄναγρος (onagros, wild ass), from ὄνος (onos, ass) + ἄγριος (agrios, wild).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒnədʒə/, /ˈɒnəɡə/

Noun[edit]

onager (plural onagers or onagri)

  1. A wild ass, Equus hemionus, especially the koulan.
  2. (military, historical) A military engine acting like a sling, which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket, and was operated by machinery.

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Etymology[edit]

From Hellenistic Ancient Greek ὄναγρος (onagros, wild ass), from ὄνος (onos, ass) + ἄγριος (agrios, wild).

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Noun[edit]

onager m (genitive onagrī); second declension

  1. wild ass; onager
  2. onager (type of military engine)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
nominative onager onagrī
genitive onagrī onagrōrum
dative onagrō onagrīs
accusative onagrum onagrōs
ablative onagrō onagrīs
vocative onager
onagre
onagrī

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onager m (oblique plural onagers, nominative singular onagers, nominative plural onager)

  1. onager