- serpent bearer,
- serpent star,
Origin of serpent
Examples from the Web for serpent
In fact I wanted to call the novel “Sex with the Serpent Girl” but was overruled.
We are on the last leg of the walk, and beginning to lose hope of a serpent score.
Isbell's book is titled The Fruit, the Tree and the Serpent: Why We See So Well.
They were represented sometimes under the form of a serpent, sometimes as a child or a youth.The Phantom World|Augustin Calmet
The serpent fixed itself in a tree by the water-side; and underneath the same tree the young crocodile watched for prey.The World of Waters|Mrs. David Osborne
Quecholli means 'peacock,' but the interpreter of the Codex Telleriano-Remensis calls it the 'serpent of the clouds.'The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2|Hubert Howe Bancroft
Even cabinet officers did not escape suspicion, for the trail of the serpent led straight to the door of one of them.History of the United States|Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
No wife in this parish is so poor as I; powerless in the folds of a serpent.A Terrible Temptation|Charles Reade
Word Origin for serpent
c.1300, "limbless reptile," also the tempter in Gen. iii:1-5, from Old French serpent, sarpent "snake, serpent" (12c.), from Latin serpentem (nominative serpens) "snake; creeping thing," also the name of a constellation, from present participle of serpere "to creep," from PIE *serp- "to crawl, creep" (cf. Sanskrit sarpati "creeps," sarpah "serpent;" Greek herpein "to creep," herpeton "serpent;" Albanian garper "serpent").
Used figuratively to express spiral or regularly sinuous, e.g. as the word for a type of musical instrument (1730). Serpent's tongue as figurative of venomous or stinging speech is from mistaken medieval notion that the serpent's tongue was its "sting." Serpent's tongue also was a name given to fossil shark's teeth (c.1600).
The creature in the Book of Genesis that tempts Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, thus committing the first act of the Fall of Man. In the New Testament, the serpent of Genesis is identified with Satan.