- a two-legged winged dragon having the hinder part of a serpent with a barbed tail.
Origin of wyvern
Examples from the Web for wyvern
Historical Examples of wyvern
And now the Wyvern swung it back and forth in a metronome sweep.
Passing the Wyvern as if he did not see them, Thorvald came directly to Shann.
They have these disks, one to a Wyvern, and they control forces with them.
Thorvald and the Wyvern were linked in a tight circuit which excluded Shann.
Yet he had been sent there to get the Throg free and out of Wyvern territory.
less commonly wivern
- a heraldic beast having a serpent's tail and a dragon's head and a body with wings and two legs
Word Origin for wyvern
c.1600, formed (with excrescent -n) from Middle English wyver (c.1300), from Anglo-French wivre, from Old North French form of Old French guivre "snake," from Latin vipera "viper" (see viper). In heraldry, a winged dragon with eagle's feet and a serpent's barbed tail.