AskDefine | Define Avis

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English

Noun

avis

Danish

Etymology

From Latin "ad visum"

Noun

avis

French

Pronunciation

  • lang=fr|/a.vi/
  • SAMPA: /a.vi/

Noun

avis /a.vi/ /a.vi/ m

Latin

Etymology 1

Cognates include Ancient Greek ἀετός and Sanskrit वि.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. a bird
    • ca. 833 — Nennius, Historia Brittonum, III, 54
      et vēnērunt ad eum avēs multī colōris innumerābilēs
      and came to him countless birds of many colors
  2. omen, portent
Inflection
The ablative singular is often avī in Ecclesiastical Latin.
Synonyms
Related terms
Descendants
  • Aragonese: au
  • Catalan: au
  • Portuguese: ave
  • Spanish: ave
See also

Etymology 2

Inflected form of avus

Pronunciation

  • /ˈa.wiːs/|lang=la

Noun

References

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Lithuanian

Etymology

From

Extensive Definition

Avis may refer to:

Acronyms

Business

  • Auster Avis, a four-seat light aircraft developed from the Auster Autocrat (abandoned project)
  • Avis Budget Group, founded in 2006 as the successor company to Cendant Corporation
    • Avis Rent a Car System, a car and truck rental firm
      • Aju Avis, an automobile rental headquartered in Guro-dong Guro-gu Seoul Korea and established in 1988
  • Haugesunds Avis, a daily newspaper published in Haugesund, Norway

Entertainment

People

Given name (in order of Surname)

  • Avis Bunnage (1923-1990), British actress of film, stage and television
  • Avis M. Dry (1922–2007), clinical psychologist and an author on the psychology of Carl Jung
  • Avis Favaro (born 1958), Canadian medical correspondent for CTV News since 1992
  • Avis Gray (born 1954), politician in Manitoba, Canada
  • Avis Kimble (born 1944), American model
  • Avis Miller (born 1945), American model

Family name

Places

Science and technology

  • Avis, Latin singular for bird, see class of birds, Aves
  • Avis, plural of the video file format AVI
  • calcar avis (hippocampus minor), an involution of the ventricular wall produced by the calcarine fissure
Avis in German: Avis
Avis in French: Avis
Avis in Italian: Avis
Avis in Latin: Avis (discretiva)
Avis in Dutch: Avis
Avis in Polish: Aviz
Avis in Turkish: Avis
Avis in Volapük: Avis
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