Halcyon

Halcyon

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  • Halcyon — (IPAEng|ˈhælsiən), a term that originates from the Greek myth of Alcyone, is used most often to mean golden or marked by peace and prosperity. Halcyon may refer to:Birds * Halcyon (genus), a type of bird * Tree kingfisher, a family of birds… …   Wikipedia

  • Halcyon — Halcyon …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Halcyon — «Halcyon» Сингл Orbital Выпущен 1992, 1993 Формат 7 и 12 грампластинки, CD Записан 1991 1993 Жанр электронная музыка …   Википедия

  • Halcyon — Hal cy*on (h[a^]l s[i^]*[o^]n), n. [L. halcyon, alcyon, Gr. alkyw n, alkyw n: cf. F. halcyon.] (Zo[ o]l.) A kingfisher. By modern ornithologists restricted to a genus including a limited number of species having omnivorous habits, as the sacred… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • halcyon — (adj.) 1540s, in halcyon dayes (L. alcyonei dies, Gk. alkyonides hemerai), 14 days of calm weather at the winter solstice, when a mythical bird (identified with the kingfisher) was said to breed in a nest floating on calm seas. From halcyon (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • halcyon — [hal′sē ən] n. [ME alcioun < L alcyon < Gr alkyōn, kingfisher, altered by folk etym. after Gr hals, sea] 1. a legendary bird, identified with the kingfisher, which is supposed to have a peaceful, calming influence on the sea at the time of… …   English World dictionary

  • Halcyon — Hal cy*on, a. 1. Pertaining to, or resembling, the halcyon, which was anciently said to lay her eggs in nests on or near the sea during the calm weather about the winter solstice. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Calm; quiet; peaceful; undisturbed; happy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • halcyon — ● halcyon nom masculin (de alcyon) Grand oiseau (martin chasseur) des régions tropicales de l Ancien Monde, se nourrissant d insectes, de lézards, de rongeurs, etc. halcyon [alsjɔ̃] n. m. ÉTYM. 1863, Littré; halcion, 1519; var. hellénisante de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • halcyon — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a past time) idyllically happy and peaceful: halcyon days. ORIGIN originally denoting a mythical bird (usually identified with a species of kingfisher) said to breed in a nest floating at sea, charming the wind and waves into… …   English terms dictionary

  • Halcyon — HALCỸON, ŏnis, od. Halcyŏne, es, ist nach einiger Schreibart eben so viel, als Alcyon, od. Alcyone, daher letzteres insonderheit nachzusehen …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

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