variants or less commonly lindorm
plural -s
: a fabulous monster usually resembling a wingless wyvern

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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