Origin of viper
Examples from the Web for viper
Oberyn “Red Viper” Martell (Pedro Pascal) Dies: Season 4, Episode 8: “The Mountain and the Viper” Dios mio.Life After ‘Game of Thrones’ Death: Where to See Your Favorite Dead Characters Next|Marlow Stern|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of the actual duel between the Mountain and the Viper, judging its accuracy is no easy matter.The ‘GOT’ Red Viper and Mountain Duel, and a History of Medieval Trial by Combat|Steven Isaac|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I want to bring those who have wronged me to justice,” said the Viper to Tyrion in the previous episode.
A spring is compressed before it's released; the viper coils before it strikes.Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Premiere ‘Two Swords’: Valyrian Steel, Arya’s Revenge, and the Red Viper|Andrew Romano|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Harold, you see, was always what they used to call "a viper."The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull|Mark Jacobson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He cast a viper's glance at the man who had unmasked him, and seized him fiercely by the arm.The Gold-Seekers|Gustave Aimard
Of this kind is the only snake to be found in England except the viper.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History|Theodore Wood
How such a viper came to warm itself on the bishop's hearth no one could say.The Bishop's Secret|Fergus Hume
He was a viper warmed in the bosom of the Court, and stung it to the full extent of his opportunity and powers.Lord Chatham|Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
"That little poisonous Indian viper," she said aloud, attributing Aaron's mood to the doctor.Aaron's Rod|D. H. Lawrence
British Dictionary definitions for viper
Word Origin for viper
Word Origin and History for viper
1520s, from Middle French vipere, from Latin vipera "viper, snake, serpent," from vivus "alive, living" (see vital) + parere "bring forth, bear" (see pare). It formerly was believed (mistakenly) that the viper does not lay eggs. Applied to persons of spiteful character since at least 1590s. The only venomous snake found in Great Britain. Replaced native adder. "The flesh of the viper was formerly regarded as possessing great nutritive or restorative properties, and was frequently used medicinally" [OED]; hence viper wine, wine medicated with some kind of extract from vipers, used 17c. by "gray-bearded gallants" in a bid "to feele new lust, and youthfull flames agin."