flamingo

[16] Flamingos get their name from their reddish-pink plumage, which earned them the epithet ‘fire-bird’. This was expressed in Provençal (the language of southern French coastal areas, where flamingos abound) as flamenc, a compound formed from flama ‘flame’ (a descendant of Latin flamma) and the Germanic suffix -ing ‘belonging to’. English acquired the word via Portuguese flamengo. (It 221 fledge has, incidentally, no etymological connection with flamenco ‘Spanish dance’ [19], which comes from the Spanish word for ‘Flemish’: the people of Flanders seem to have had a reputation in the Middle Ages for bright, flamboyant dress, and hence ‘Flemish’ in Spanish became synonymous with ‘gipsy-like’.) => FLAME
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   The bird is named for its bright pink and red plumage, from a Portuguese word that ultimately derives from Latin flamma, 'flame,' and the Germanic suffix -ing that denotes the membership in a group (as in other bird and animal names such as bunting or gelding).

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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  • Flamingo — Sm (ein Wasservogel) erw. fach. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus span. flamenco, dessen weitere Herkunft nicht sicher geklärt ist.    Ebenso nndl. flamingo, ne. flamingo, nfrz. flamant, nschw. flamingo, nnorw. flamingo, nisl. flamingói. span …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Flamingo — (Портиман,Португалия) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: Rua Maria Eugenia Da Silva Horta …   Каталог отелей

  • Flamingo — (Вильнюс,Литва) Категория отеля: Адрес: Liubarto g. 19, Zverynas, LT 08118 Вильнюс, Литва …   Каталог отелей

  • Flamingo — (Зандфорт,Нидерланды) Категория отеля: Адрес: Engelbertsstraat 78, 2042 KP Зандфорт, Нидер …   Каталог отелей

  • Flamingo — Fla*min go, n.; pl. {Flamingoes}. [Sp. flamenco, cf. Pg. flamingo, Prov. flammant, F. flamant; prop. a p. pr. meaning flaming. So called in allusion to its color. See {Flame}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the genus {Ph[oe]nicopterus}. The flamingoes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • flamingo — 1560s, from Port. flamengo, Sp. flamengo, lit. flame colored (Cf. Gk. phoinikopteros flamingo, lit. red feathered ), from Prov. flamenc, from flama flame (see FLAME (Cf. flame) (n.)) + Germanic suffix enc ing, belonging to …   Etymology dictionary

  • flamingo — s. m. 1.  [Ornitologia] Ave pernalta e palmípede. 2. Fenicóptero. 3. Flamengo.   ‣ Etimologia: inglês flamingo …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Flamingo — Flamingo: Der Name des langbeinigen Stelzvogels wurde in nhd. Zeit aus gleichbed. span. flamenco entlehnt (ältere Nebenform: flamengo). Die Herkunft des auch in anderen roman. Sprachen vertretenen Wortes (beachte z. B. entsprechend prov. flamenc …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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