pendragon

noun
pen·​drag·​on | \ penˈdragən \
plural -s

Definition of pendragon

often capitalized : a chief leader among the ancient British chiefs (as in time of war) : head of all the chiefs : king

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History and Etymology for pendragon

Middle English, from Welsh, from pen chief + dragon leader, from Latin dracon-, draco dragon; from the figure of a dragon on the leader's standard

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“Pendragon.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pendragon. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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