gorgoneion

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

Definition of gorgoneion

plural gorgoneia \\ or gorgonea \-ēə\
: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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