Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 02:20

דרקון

HebrewEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek δράκων (drákōn, a serpent of huge size, a python, a dragon).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Modern Hebrew) IPA(key): /dʁaˈkon/

NounEdit

דְּרָקוֹן (d'rakónm (plural indefinite form דְּרָקוֹנִים)

  1. (Rabbinic Hebrew) A serpent, considered an emblem of idolatry.
    • Mishna, Avoda Zara 3:3
      המוציא כלים ועליהם צורת החמה, צורת הלבנה, צורת הדרקון - יוליכם לים המלח
      If a man found objects on which is a figure of the sun, a figure of the moon, or a figure of a dragon, he must throw them into the Dead Sea.
  2. A dragon, a legendary creature.

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Tiberian Hebrew) IPA(key): /darˈqon/
  • (Modern Hebrew) IPA(key): /daʁˈkon/

Proper nounEdit

דַּרְקוֹן (darkónm

  1. Darkon, the name of a minor biblical figure mentioned in Ezra 2:56 and again in Nehemiah 7:58.