Echidna

See also: echidna and echidnă

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἔχιδνα (Ékhidna, Echidna), from ἔχιδνα (ékhidna, viper).

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Echidna f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Muraenidae – some moray eels.

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Echidna depicted on a kylix, ca. 510 BCE

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἔχιδνα (Ékhidna, Echidna), from ἔχιδνα (ékhidna, viper).

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  • IPA(key): /ɪˈkɪd.nə/, /əˈkɪd.nə/

Proper nounEdit

Echidna

  1. (Greek mythology) A female monster who, along with Typhon, mothered the vast majority of the famous monsters and creatures of Greek mythology.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.11:
      Horrible, hideous, and of hellish race, / Borne of the brooding of Echidna base, / Or other like infernall furies kinde […].

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