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draco (plural dracos)

  1. (African-American Vernacular) A short-barreled Kalashnikov-pattern rifle.
    • 2018, “Narcos”, in Quavious Marshall, Kirshnik Ball, Kiari Cephus (lyrics), Culture II[1], performed by Migos, Motown:
      Chop trees with the draco

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdra.ko/
  • Rhymes: -ako
  • Hyphenation: drà‧co


draco m (plural drachi)

  1. (literary, obsolete) Alternative form of drago

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From Ancient Greek δράκων (drákōn, serpent, dragon).



dracō m (genitive dracōnis); third declension

  1. A dragon; a kind of snake or serpent.
  2. The standard of a Roman cohort, shaped like an Egyptian crocodile ('dragon') head.
  3. The astronomical constellation Draco, in Latin also called Anguis or Serpens.[1]
  4. (Ecclesiastical Latin) The Devil.

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Draco usually connoted larger sorts of snakes in Classical usage, particularly those which seemed exotic to the Romans. One traditional rule gives the distinction among the various Latin synonyms as anguis being a water snake; dracō being a "temple" snake, the sort of large, exotic snake associated with the guardianship of temples; and serpēns being a common terrestrial snake. This rule is not universally credited, however.[2]


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative dracō dracōnēs
Genitive dracōnis dracōnum
Dative dracōnī dracōnibus
Accusative dracōnem dracōnēs
Ablative dracōne dracōnibus
Vocative dracō dracōnēs

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  • draco”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • draco”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • draco in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • draco in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • draco”, in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[2]
  • draco”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • draco”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • draco”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  1. ^ Badellino, Oreste (1979) Dizionario italiano-latino (in Italian), 3 edition, [Georges, Karl Ernst; Calonghi, Ferruccio], Turin: Rosenberg & Sellier, IT\ICCU\IEI\0195942.
  2. ^ James Fergusson, Tree and serpent Worship, or illustrations of mythology and art in India in the 1st and 4th cent. a. Chr, London: Allen and Co.,1868, page 13 (note).
  3. ^ Schumacher, Stefan, Matzinger, Joachim (2013) Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Albanische Forschungen; 33) (in German), Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN, page 222