crow, carrion crow or hooded crow la19c-, occas raven, loc rook. http://www.abdn.ac.uk/virtualmuseum/index.php...cor•bie
Pronunciation: (kôr'bē), [key]
a raven or crow.http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary/corbiecorbie
1. A crow or raven.
Etymology: 15c: from French corbin, from Latin corvus.http://www.allwords.com/query.php?SearchType=...
One member of the crow family which we are unlikely to see around here nowadays is the Hooded crow (not to be confused with the Jackdaw). The Hooded crow (the 'Corbie
' in Scotland) has a black head and chest, black wings and tail, while the rest of its body is a deep grey.http://www.girton-cambs.org.uk/nature/birdwat...Corbie
\Cor"bie\ or Corby
n.; pl. Corbies (-b[i^]z). [F. corbeau, OF. corbel, dim. fr. L. corvus raven.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) The raven. [Scot.]
2. (her.) A raven, crow, or chough, used as a charge.Corbie crow
, the carrion crow. [Scot.]
1913 Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=corb...
CORBIE (Lat. corvus), a crow or raven. In architecture, "corbie steps" is a Scottish term (cf. Corbel) for the steps formed up the sides of the gable by breaking the coping into short horizontal beds.
The word corbie
, though obsolete in English, except as a heraldic term, has retained its place in the Scottish dialect, and in architecture to signify the succession of steps with which the gables of old houses are everywhere ornamented in Scotland. The fashion, like most of the other peculiarities of Scottish architecture, was no doubt borrowed, as was the term, from France.
Chambers, 1881http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/galleries/Arts/arc...In der Heraldik bezeichnet "Corbie" nicht ein genau spezifiziertes Tier, sondern eine ikonographische Form, die sowohl Rabe als auch Krähen darstellen kann:
"...the same device having to represent the raven and the rook and the common crow, all of which bear the heraldic name of corbie (from the French corbeau)."http://www.baronage.co.uk/2000/corner5.html
It is important to remember that, for the medieval herald, no difference is made in depicting ravens, crows, rooks, or jackdaws. ... Even the word corbie in English, from which derives the canting arms of Corbet, refers both to the raven and to the carrion crow, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.http://www.sca.org/heraldry/loar/2002/01/02-0...
Pimbley's Dictionary of Heraldry:
Corbie - (kor'-by) A raven; a crow. (Also written CORBY.)
Corby - The same as CORBIE.http://historymedren.about.com/od/pimbley/a/p...