About Birds in Latin
(Coal Township, PA)
How do you say "bird"? It is used as a nickname for me because people find me a bit odd. I absolutely love it. Also, how do you say, "You're my yellow bird"?
Thank you for taking the time.
Bird in Latin is avis
, and it used to be a common given name for girls. You may also recognize the famous car rental company.
English derivatives include aviary and aviation.
For the color yellow, there are a few choices:
Golden yellow or yellow-haired would be avis flava
. You are my yellow bird: tu es mea avis flava
A tawny or reddish yellow would be avis fulva
. You are my yellow bird: tu es mea avis fulva
There is also avis crocea
, which is a saffron-colored kind of yellow. Think of the crocus flower. You are my yellow bird: tu es mea avis crocea
From one strange bird to another (rara avis!), I hope this helps. And thanks for asking a Latin teacher.
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