gorgoneion

[ gawr-guh-nee-on ]
/ ˌgɔr gəˈni ɒn /

noun, plural gor·go·nei·a [gawr-guh-nee-uh]. /ˌgɔr gəˈni ə/.

a representation of the head of a Gorgon, especially that of Medusa.

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Origin of gorgoneion

1835–45; <Greek, equivalent to Gorgōn-, stem of GorgṓGorgon + -eion neuter adj. suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for gorgoneion

gorgoneion
/ (ˌɡɔːɡəˈniːɒn) /

noun plural -neia (-ˈniːə)

a representation of a Gorgon's head, esp Medusa's

Word Origin for gorgoneion

C19: from Greek, from gorgoneios of a Gorgon
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