Complete Definition of "dragon"

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Image:Ljubljana dragon.JPG|thumb|European sculpture of a dragon.

Etymology
From OF. dragon#French|dragon < L. draco#Latin|dracÅ < AGr. polytonic|δÏάκÏν (drakÅn) "a serpent of huge size, a python, a dragon" probably from polytonic|δÏακεá¿Î½ (drakein) aorist active infinitive of polytonic|δέÏκομαι (derkomai) "I see clearly".

Pronunciation
enPR|drÄg'Én, IPA|/ËdrægÉn/, SAMPA|/"dr{[email protected]/
audio|en-us-dragon.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ægÉn

Noun
en-noun

  1. A serpentine legendary creature

Edith Nesbit, s:The Last of the Dragons|The Last of the Dragons
*:But as every well-brought-up prince was expected to kill a dragon, and rescue a princess, the dragons grew fewer and fewer till it was often quite hard for a princess to find a dragon to be rescued from.
Sax Rohmer, s:The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu|The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, ch XIII
*:These tapestries were magnificently figured with golden dragons; and as the serpentine bodies gleamed and shimmered in the increasing radiance, each dragon, I thought, intertwined its glittering coils more closely with those of another.

  1. A large reptile, especially a Komodo dragon.
  2. The constellation Draco.

#*1605 â w:William Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, s:The Tragedy of King Lear|King Lear, i 2
#*:My father compounded with my mother vnder the Dragons taile, and my nativity was vnder Vrsa Maior.

  1. pejorative An unpleasant woman; a harridan.

#:Sheâs a bit of a dragon.

Quotations
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Synonyms
(legendary creature): drake, monster, serpent, wyrm
(unpleasant woman): battle-axe, bitch, harridan, shrew, termagant, virago

Derived terms
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bearded dragon
Chinese dragon
dragon boat
dragoness
dragonfly
dragon fruit
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dragonish
dragon lady
dragon tree
komodo dragon
leafy sea dragon
snapdragon
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Related terms
draco
dracula
drake
dragoon

Translations
trans-top|legendary creature
Albanian: kuçedër f
Arabic: ARchar|تÙÙÙ m
Basque: herensuge
Bosnian: zmaj#Bosnian|zmaj m, aždaha#Bosnian|aždaha m, aždaja#Bosnian|aždaja m, ala#Bosnian|ala f
Bulgarian: дÑакон (drakon) m, змей (zmej) m
Catalan: drac m
CJKV Characters: é¾, é¾ (lóng); ç« (lóng); è (jiÄo, jié)
Chinese: é¾, é¾ (lóng)
Croatian: zmaj m
Czech: drak m
Danish: drage c
Dutch: draak m
Esperanto: drako
Finnish: lohikäärme
French: dragon m
German: Drache m, Wurm m italbrac|poetic, Lindwurm m
Greek: δÏÎ¬ÎºÎ¿Ï m
Hebrew: ×רק×× (drakón) m
Hungarian: sárkány
Icelandic: dreki m
Indonesian: naga
Italian: drago m, dragone m
Irish: dragan m
Japanese: ç«, é¾ (ãã¤, tatsu)/(ããã, ryÅ«), ãã©ã´ã³ (doragon)
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Korean: ì© (yong)
Latin: draco m
Latvian: pūķis m, drakons m
Lithuanian: drakonas m, slibinas m
Macedonian: Ð·Ð¼ÐµÑ m, Ð°Ð¶Ð´ÐµÑ m, ала#Macedonian|ала f, ламÑа f
Maltese: dragun m
Norwegian: drage m
Persian: FAchar|اÚدÙا (eždeha)
Polish: smok m
Portuguese: dragão m
Romanian: balaur m
Russian: дÑакон (drakón) m, змей (zm'ej) m
Scottish Gaelic: nathair-sgiathach f
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: змаÑ#Serbian|Ð·Ð¼Ð°Ñ m аждаÑа#Serbian|аждаÑа f
:Roman: zmaj#Serbian|zmaj m, aždaja#Serbian|aždaja f
Slovak: drak m, Å¡arkan m (1)
Slovene: zmaj#Slovene|zmaj m
Spanish: dragón m
Swedish: drake c (1)
Thai: THchar|มัà¸à¸à¸£ (munggorn)
Turkish: ejderha, ejder
Urdu: URchar|اÚدÛا (eždeha) g|Urdu
Vietnamese: rá»ng
Welsh: draig f
trans-bottom

trans-top|constellation Draco
:see translations at Draco.
trans-bottom

See also
wyvern
wurm
serpent
Saint George
Saint Patrick

Category:Fantasy
Category:Greek root δεÏκ
Category:Mythological creatures


French

Noun
fr-noun|m|f=dragonne

  1. Dragon

Derived terms
rel-top
aller voir défiler les dragons
bateau-dragon
dragon de Komodo
dragon de Patagonie
dragon volant
rel-mid
dragonnade
dragonne
dragonneau
dragonnier
sang-de-dragon
rel-bottom
Category:fr:Animals


Middle English

Alternative spellings
dragun

Noun
dragon

  1. A #English|dragon.

#*1382 â w:Wyclif's Bible|Wyclif's Bible, Daniel 14:26
#*:Therfor Daniel took pitch, and talow, and heeris, and sethide togidere; and he made gobetis, and yaf in to the mouth of the dragun; and the dragun was al to-brokun.
#*1380-1399 â w:Geoffrey Chaucer|Geoffrey Chaucer, s:The Canterbury Tales|The Canterbury Tales, The Parson's Tale
#*:For God seith thus by Moyses: they shul been wasted with hunger, and the briddes of helle shul devouren hem with bitter deeth, and the galle of the dragon shal been hire drynke, and the venym of the dragon hire morsels.

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Old Welsh

Noun
dragon

  1. commander, war leader

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