lindworm

noun lind·worm \ˈlinˌdwərm\
variants: less commonly

lindorm

\-dȯrm\

Definition of lindworm

plural

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  1. :  a fabulous monster usually resembling a wingless wyvern

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Origin and Etymology of lindworm

lindworm partial translation of Danish & Swedish lindorm; lindorm from Danish & Swedish, from Old Norse linnormr, from linnr serpent + ormr serpent; perhaps akin to Old English līthe mild, gentle — more at lithe, worm


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