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Webster 1913 Edition


Ibis

I′bis

,
Noun.
[L.
ibis
, Gr. [GREEK]; of Egyptian origin.]
(Zool.)
Any bird of the genus
Ibis
and several allied genera, of the family
Ibidæ
, inhabiting both the Old World and the New. Numerous species are known. They are large, wading birds, having a long, curved beak, and feed largely on reptiles.
☞ The sacred ibis of the ancient Egyptians (
Ibis aethiopica
) has the head and neck black, without feathers. The plumage of the body and wings is white, except the tertiaries, which are lengthened and form a dark purple plume. In ancient times this bird was extensively domesticated in Egypt, but it is now seldom seen so far north. The glossy ibis (
Plegadis autumnalis
), which is widely distributed both in the Old World and the New, has the head and neck feathered, except between the eyes and bill; the scarlet ibis (
Guara rubra
) and the white ibis (
Guara alba
) inhabit the West Indies and South America, and are rarely found in the United States. The wood ibis (
Tantalus loculator
) of America belongs to the Stork family (
Ciconidæ
). See
Wood ibis
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ibis

IBIS

,
Noun.
[Gr. and L.] A fowl of the genus Tantalus,and grallic order, a native of Egypt. The bill is long, subulated,and somewhat crooked; the face naked,and the feet have four toes palmated at the base. This fowl was much valued by the Egyptians for destroying serpents. It is said by Bruce not now to inhabit Egypt, but to be found in Abyssinia.
The ibis of the Egyptians is a species of the genus Scolopax. It was anciently venerated either because it devoured serpents, or because the marking of its plumage resembled one of the phases of the moon,or because it appeared in Egypt with the rising of the Nile.
The ibis is common in Egypt during the overflowing of the Nile.

Definition 2022


Ibis

Ibis

See also: ibis and íbis

German

Ibis

Noun

Ibis m (genitive Ibisses, plural Ibisse)

  1. ibis (threskiornithid)

Declension


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ibis

ibis

See also: Ibis and íbis

English

3 ibis

Noun

ibis (plural ibises or ibides)

  1. Any of various long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae, having long downcurved bills used to probe the mud for prey such as crustaceans.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, Chapter 1
      It is out of the idolatrous dotings of the old Egyptians upon broiled ibis and roasted river horse, that you see the mummies of those creatures in their huge bake-houses the pyramids.

Derived terms

Translations


Catalan

Etymology

From Latin ībis, from Ancient Greek ἶβις (îbis), from Egyptian

h b G26

hby (hîbu).

Noun

ibis m (plural ibis)

  1. ibis

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪbɪs/

Noun

ibis m

  1. ibis

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /i.bis/

Noun

ibis m (plural ibis)

  1. ibis

Italian

Etymology

From Latin ībis, from Ancient Greek ἶβις (îbis), from Egyptian 𓉔𓃀𓏭𓅞 (hby).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈibis/, [ˈiː.bis̪]
  • Hyphenation: ì‧bis

Noun

ibis m (invariable)

  1. ibis

Derived terms


Latin

ībis

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Ancient Greek ἶβις (îbis), from Egyptian hby:

h b Z4 G26

Noun

ībis f (genitive ībis); third declension

  1. ibis (wading bird)
Inflection

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ībis ībēs
genitive ībis ībium
dative ībī ībibus
accusative ībem ībēs
ablative ībe ībibus
vocative ībis ībēs
Descendants

Etymology 2

Inflected form of (go, proceed).

Verb

ībis

  1. second-person singular future active indicative of

References


Old Irish

Verb

ibis

  1. third-person singular preterite absolute of ibid

Polish

Pronunciation

Noun

ibis m anim

  1. ibis (bird)

Declension


Spanish

Noun

ibis m (plural ibis)

  1. ibis

Tagalog

Noun

ibis

  1. pagkaibis : relief from pain

Verb

ibis

  1. maibsan : to be relieved from
  2. ibisan : to unload