Synonyms for dragon

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Early were hammers ringing on anvils in the Dragon Court, and all was activity.

Yes; and the dragon with a hundred heads is a sight worth any man's seeing.

Do you think I am afraid of the dragon with a hundred heads!

It were better for me to have been devoured by the dragon, as my poor companions were.

Every tooth of the dragon had produced one of these sons of deadly mischief.

Wherever a dragon's tooth had fallen, there stood a man armed for battle.

And there was the end of the army that had sprouted from the dragon's teeth.

They seem to spring from the ground like Jason's warriors from the dragon's teeth.

I will mend the sword and Siegfried shall use it to slay the dragon.

This was the one in which the dragon lay guarding the hoard.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old French dragon, from Latin draconem (nominative draco) "huge serpent, dragon," from Greek drakon (genitive drakontos) "serpent, giant seafish," apparently from drak-, strong aorist stem of derkesthai "to see clearly," from PIE *derk- "to see." Perhaps the literal sense is "the one with the (deadly) glance."

The young are dragonets (14c.). Obsolete drake "dragon" is an older borrowing of the same word. Used in the Bible to translate Hebrew tannin "a great sea-monster," and tan, a desert mammal now believed to be the jackal.

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monster

noungiant animal; supernatural being
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