GIER EAGLE jĭr e’ gəl. Also spelled GEIR and GEIER. (רָחָֽם, gier eagle KJV; vulture, carrion vulture ASV, RSV; נֶ֫פֶת, H5884, gier eagle ASV; ossifrage KJV, RSV). First used in 1615 for vulture, stemming from a Teutonic root still found in Ger. Geier (vulture). Now obsolete and found only in combination—Gyr Falcon, and Lammergeier, for Bearded Vulture. Found only in lists of unclean birds in some VSS (Lev 11:18). See [[Ossifrage]] and [[Vulture]].