winged

[ wingd or, esp. Literary, wing-id ]SEE DEFINITION OF winged

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And the third time I said, 'Behold the winged separates from that which hath no wings.'

The voice again said, 'Behold the winged separates from that which hath no wings!'

But in the meadow all around the sacred place was a city of winged tents.

He gave him a cap with wings at either side, and winged sandals.

It was because of her loss that she paid no attention to the winged bolt of the sky.

In addition there were countless magic birds who winged above it and sang.

Silently, understandingly, they winged onward into the morning light.

And let the figure be composite—a pair of winged horses and a charioteer.

What is our life but an endless flight of winged facts or events?

The winged things of the Moon knew of it; they had cast him to his death—him and the girl.

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., wenge, from Old Norse vængr "wing of a bird, aisle, etc." (cf. Danish and Swedish vinge "wing"), of unknown origin, perhaps from a Proto-Germanic *we-ingjaz and ultimately from PIE root *we- "blow" (cf. Old English wawan "to blow;" see wind (n.)). Replaced Old English feðra (plural) "wings" (see feather). The meaning "either of two divisions of a political party, army, etc." is first recorded c.1400; theatrical sense is from 1790.

Verbal phrase wing it (1885) is from theatrical slang sense of an actor learning his lines in the wings before going onstage, or else not learning them at all and being fed by a prompter in the wings. The verb to wing "shoot a bird in the wing" is from 1802. The slang sense of to earn (one's) wings is 1940s, from the wing-shaped badges awarded to air cadets on graduation. To be under (someone's) wing "protected by (someone)" is recorded from early 13c. Phrase on a wing and a prayer is title of a 1943 song about landing a damaged aircraft.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WINGED

agile

adjectivephysically or mentally nimble, deft
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