Chimaera

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See also: chimaera, chimera, Chimera, and chimæra

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Hydrolagus colliei
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin chimaera, from Ancient Greek χίμαιρα ‎(khímaira)

Proper noun[edit]

Chimaera f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Chimaeridae — the ghost sharks.

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χίμαιρα ‎(khímaira), from χίμαρος ‎(khímaros, male goat). The fabulous monster in Lycia (with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail). Meaning "wild fantasy" first recorded 1587.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɨˈmɪərə/, /kaɪˈmɪərə/

Proper noun[edit]

Chimaera

  1. (Greek mythology) One of the many fantastical offspring (fe. Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra) of Typhon and Echidna, a multi-headed monster often represented as vomiting flames with the head of a lion, the body (and additional head) of a goat, and a serpent for a tail. Killed by the hero Bellerophon in Lycea.

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