- cockayne's syndrome,
Origin of cockatrice
Examples from the Web for cockatrice
Even in this case, however, the word is rendered as Cockatrice in the marginal translation.Bible Animals;|J. G. Wood
As for the cockatrice, he was not going to stand that sort of thing for a moment.
"They were my brothers and sisters; I remember them," said the Cockatrice.Moonshine & Clover|Laurence Housman
So it toys with leviathan, and 'lays its hand on the cockatrice den,' and my text is an instance of this.Expositions of Holy Scripture|Alexander Maclaren
Edmund had run back to the cockatrice, and it had told him what to do.
Word Origin for cockatrice
late 14c., from Old French cocatriz, altered (by influence of coq) from Late Latin *calcatrix, from Latin calcare "to tread" (from calx (1) "heel"), as translation of Greek ikhneumon, literally "tracker, tracer."
In classical writings, an Egyptian animal of some sort, the mortal enemy of the crocodile, which it tracks down and kills. This vague sense became hopelessly confused in the Christian West, and in England the word ended up applied to the equivalent of the basilisk. A serpent hatched from a cock's egg, it was fabled to kill by its glance and could be slain only by tricking it into seeing its own reflection. Belief in them persisted even among the educated because the word was used in the KJV several times to translate a Hebrew word for "serpent." In heraldry, a beast half cock, half serpent.