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In the Wikipedia entry on "Draco" (, it says that Draco was known for codifying, not making, Athenian law. Yet, the Wikitionary definition of "draconian" states that the word derives from "Draco...known for _making_ harsh laws."

Can this be cleaned up?

Also, can't "Draconian" mean to be like a Dragon?

I know it's not a source for Wikipedia, but Webster's New World has captial-D Draconian as this definition, and lower-case-d draconian as "like a dragon."

Variant spelling: "draconean"?[edit]

In the Malazan Book of the Fallen books by Steven Erikson, we find the variant spelling "draconean" (clearly used with the meaning "draconic"). Is this spelling considered valid, or is it Erikson's invention? SpectrumDT 22:34, 24 October 2007 (UTC)


Dvortygirl's audio pronunciation is different from the one listed. Is it an alternative or just incorrect? DAVilla 06:03, 25 May 2009 (UTC)