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My Nyas 4 years 3 months ago #4895

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Act I:ii line 167. I am looking for ideas on the origen and meaning of this term. To date my preferred interpretation is a wild hawk that has not yet left the nest or learnt to fly. Though wild, the nyas can be easily caught by anyone able to climb to the nest. I look forward to hearing other ideas and thoughts on this.

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My Nyas 4 years 3 months ago #4898

well, when i put the word into dictionary.com, and it changed the spelling to N-I-A-S. the meaning is, and i copied this from the site:


A young hawk; an eyas; hence, an unsophisticated person.

it also changes the spelling to E-Y-A-S, and the definition of that is (again, from the site):

1. a nestling.
2. Falconry. a young falcon taken from the nest for training.

Also, especially British, eyass.

n. A nestling hawk or falcon, especially one to be trained for falconry.
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