dragon

[ drag-uh n ]
/ ˈdræg ən /

noun

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Origin of dragon

1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin dracōn- (stem of dracō) < Greek drákōn kind of serpent, probably orig. epithet, the (sharp-)sighted one, akin to dérkesthai to look

OTHER WORDS FROM dragon

drag·on·ish, adjectivedrag·on·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dragon

dragon
/ (ˈdræɡən) /

noun

Derived forms of dragon

dragoness, fem ndragonish, adjective

Word Origin for dragon

C13: from Old French, from Latin dracō, from Greek drakōn; related to drakos eye
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