Definition of eyas in English:

eyas

noun

  • A young hawk, especially (in falconry) an unfledged nestling taken from the nest for training.

    • ‘Eyas hawks can be the best or the worst of the hawks.’
    • ‘He recently located and pulled from the nest an eyas Coopers Hawk.’

Origin

Late 15th century (originally nyas): from French niais, based on Latin nidus ‘nest’. The initial n was lost by wrong division of a nyas; compare with adder.

Pronunciation

eyas

/ˈʌɪəs/