pendragon

noun

pen·​drag·​on
penˈdragən
plural -s
often capitalized : a chief leader among the ancient British chiefs (as in time of war) : head of all the chiefs : king

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pendragon. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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