דרקון

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek δράκων ‎(drákōn, a serpent of huge size, a python, a dragon).

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Noun[edit]

דְּרָקוֹן ‎(d'rakónm ‎(plural indefinite דְּרָקוֹנִים)

  1. (Rabbinic Hebrew) A serpent, considered an emblem of idolatry.
    • a. 217 CE, Mishnah, Avodah Zarah 3:3:
      הַמּוֹצִיא כֵּלִים וְעֲלֵיהֶם צוּרַת הַחַמָּה, צוּרַת הַלְּבָנָה, צוּרַת הַדְּרָקוֹן - יוֹלִיכָם לְיַם הַמֶּלַח
      If a man found objects on which is a figure of the sun, a figure of the moon, or a figure of a dragon, he must throw them into the Dead Sea.
  2. A dragon, a legendary creature.
References[edit]
  • דרקון” in the Hebrew Terms Database of the Academy of Hebrew Language.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

דַּרְקוֹן ‎(darkónm

  1. Darkon, the name of a minor biblical figure mentioned in Ezra 2:56 and again in Nehemiah 7:58.
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