δράκος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From δέρκομαι (dérkomai, I see)

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δρᾰ́κος (drákosn (genitive δρᾰ́κεος or δρᾰ́κους); third declension

  1. eye
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Etymology 2[edit]

From δρᾰ́σσομαι (drássomai, I grasp, seize)

Noun[edit]

δρᾰ́κος (drákosn (genitive δρᾰ́κεος or δρᾰ́κους); third declension

  1. handful
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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek δράκος (drákos), from Ancient Greek δράκων (drákōn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈðɾakos/
  • Hyphenation: δρά‧κος

Noun[edit]

δράκος (drákosm (plural δράκοι, feminine δράκαινα or δρακόντισσα or δράκισσα)

  1. dragon (legendary serpentine or reptilian creature)
    Ο Άγιος Γεώργιος σκότωσε τον δράκο.O Ágios Geórgios skótose ton dráko.St George killed the dragon.
  2. (figuratively) beast, monster (a serial rapist and/or murderer)
    ο δράκος των βορείων προαστίωνo drákos ton voreíon proastíonthe beast of the northern suburbs
  3. (colloquial, archaic) A male baby born with a lot of hair (especially on the back), who in older times was thought to grow up to be brave and courageous.

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