lindworm

noun
lind·​worm | \ ˈlinˌdwərm \
variants: or less commonly lindorm \ -​dȯrm \
plural -s

Definition of lindworm

: a fabulous monster usually resembling a wingless wyvern

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Lindworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lindworm. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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