gorgoneion

[gawr-guh-nee-on]
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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.

Origin of gorgoneion

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

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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