Lindwurm

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German lintwurm, from Old High German lint (snake) + wurm (wyrm, dragon). The combined form is attested farther back in the cognate Old Norse linnormr.

Noun[edit]

Lindwurm m (genitive Lindwurmes or Lindwurms, plural Lindwürmer)

  1. (mythology) lindworm, dragon, sea serpent
  2. (heraldry) wyvern

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