wyvern

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Alteration of Middle English wyvere (viper), from Old Northern French wivre, from Latin vīpera (viper; snake, serpent). See also weever.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: wī'və(r)n, wĭ'və(r)n, IPA(key): /ˈwaɪvə(ɹ)n/, /ˈwɪvə(ɹ)n/
  • Rhymes: -aɪvə(ɹ)n, -ɪvə(ɹ)n

NounEdit

wyvern (plural wyverns)

  1. (heraldry, mythology) Mythical dragon-like creature, having wings, only two legs and a barbed tail.

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Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 10:43