linnorm

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Norwegian linnorm

Noun[edit]

linnorm (plural linnorms)

  1. A wingless bipedal dragon; a lindworm.
    • 1964, Reidar Thoralf Christiansen, Folktales of Norway[1], ISBN 0226105105, page 42:
      Then the Linnorm (dragon) came. It is thirty ells long and has a mane on its neck.
    • 2001 Wed, 28 Feb 2001, Helgraf Dragon, “Re: Watch out folks.............................please read . 7749”, 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[2], ISBN 0786928735, page 142:
      The body of a gray linnorm is long, sleek and very snakelike.
    • 2007, Chad Corrie, Gambit's End[3], 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.