From L. #Latin|halcyon, alcyon#Latin|alcyon < AGr. polytonic|á¼�Î»ÎºÏ�Ï�Î½ (alkuÅ�n)
- in classical legends, a bird said to nest on the sea and to calm the waters to make this possible.
#*undated â�� w:John Dryden|John Dryden, (source?)
#*:Amidst our arms as quiet you shall be As halcyons brooding on a winter sea.
- poetic a kingfisher
#*c.1880 â�� w:Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce, s:On a Mountain|On a Mountain
#*:And, by the way, during those halcyon days (the halcyon was there, too, chattering above every creek, as he is all over the world) we fought another battle.
#zoology A tropical kingfisher of the genus Halcyon, such as the sacred kingfisher Halcyon sancta of Australia.
Spanish: alcedÃ³n, alciÃ³n
trans-top|Bird of genus Halcyon
#Pertaining to the halcyon or kingfisher
#calm|Calm, undisturbed, peaceful, serene.
1787 â�� w:Alexander Hamilton|Alexander Hamilton, s:Federalist No. 30|Federalist Papers No. 30
:Reflections of this kind may have trifling weight with men who hope to see realized in America the halcyon scenes of the poetic or fabulous age.
(undated)â�� w:Thomas de Quincey|Thomas de Quincey, (source?)
:*Deep, halcyon repose.
1919 â�� w:H.P. Lovecraft|H.P. Lovecraft, s:The City|The City
:I had wanderâ��d in rapture beneath them, and baskâ��d in the Halcyon clime.
(calm, serene): at peace, blissful, calm, peaceful, relaxed, serene
trans-top|Pertaining to the kingfisher
trans-top|Translations to be checked
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From AGr.|la polytonic|á¼�Î»ÎºÏ�Ï�Î½ (alkuÅ�n)
halcyon (genitive halcyinis); f, Wiktionary Appendix:Latin third declension|third declension