gorgoneion

[ gawr-guh-nee-on ]

noun,plural gor·go·nei·a [gawr-guh-nee-uh]. /ˌgɔr gəˈni ə/.
  1. a representation of the head of a Gorgon, especially that of Medusa.

Origin of gorgoneion

1
1835–45; <Greek, equivalent to Gorgōn-, stem of GorgṓGorgon + -eion neuter adj. suffix

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gorgoneion

/ (ˌɡɔːɡəˈniːɒn) /


nounplural -neia (-ˈniːə)
  1. a representation of a Gorgon's head, esp Medusa's

Origin of gorgoneion

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C19: from Greek, from gorgoneios of a Gorgon

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