Origin of dragon
Examples from the Web for dragonlike
Historical Examples of dragonlike
Sucking at a crack of light the red setter's kindled nose glowed and snorted with dragonlike ferocity.Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
On his breastplate was a device of a dragonlike beast perched with its tail around a planet, and a crown above.Space Viking
Henry Beam Piper
Traffic densities were virtually zero despite the efforts of the dragonlike snow-burners trying to keep the roadways clear.Code Three
Word Origin for dragon
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.