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gorgoneion

[gawr-guh-nee-on] /ˌgɔr gəˈni ɒn/
noun, plural gorgoneia
[gawr-guh-nee-uh] /ˌgɔr gəˈni ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a representation of the head of a Gorgon, especially that of Medusa.
Origin of gorgoneion
1835-1845
1835-45; < Greek, equivalent to Gorgōn-, stem of Gorgṓ Gorgon + -eion neuter adj. suffix
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gorgoneion

/ˌɡɔːɡəˈniːɒn/
noun (pl) -neia (-ˈniːə)
1.
a representation of a Gorgon's head, esp Medusa's
Word Origin
C19: from Greek, from gorgoneios of a Gorgon
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