gorgoneion

noun gor·go·nei·on \ˌgȯ(r)gəˈnī|ˌän, -nē|, -nā|\
variants: or

gorgoneum

\-ˈnēəm\

Definition of gorgoneion

plural

gorgoneia

\|ə\ or

gorgonea

\-ēə\
  1. :  a representation of the face of a Gorgon frequent as an apotropaic symbol in Greek art

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Origin and Etymology of gorgoneion

gorgoneion from Greek, from neuter of gorgoneios of a Gorgon, from Gorgon-, Gorgō; gorgoneum from New Latin, from Greek gorgoneion


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