From Norwegian linnorm
linnorm (plural linnorms)
- A wingless bipedal dragon; a lindworm.
1964, Reidar Thoralf Christiansen, Folktales of Norway, ISBN 0226105105, page 42:
- Then the Linnorm (dragon) came. It is thirty ells long and has a mane on its neck.
2001 February 28, Helgraf Dragon, “Re: Watch out folks.............................please read . 7749”, in rec.games.computer.ultima.dragons, rec.games.computer.stars, Usenet:
- Your scandinavian model was a wingless fellow, frequently called a linnorm, iirc.
2002, Jeff Grubb, Ed Bonny, Rich Redman, Steve Winter, Monster Manual II, ISBN 0786928735, page 142:
- The body of a gray linnorm is long, sleek and very snakelike.
2007, Chad Corrie, Gambit's End, ISBN 0977604357, page 35:
- He had been able to do what few others could - survive a meeting with the dread linnorm and better still, been able to trade with him as well.