From Ancient Greek οὐροβόρος (ourobóros, “tail-devouring”), a compound of οὐρά (ourá, “tail”) + βόρος (bóros, “-devouring”, “-swallowing”), which is the present participle form of the verb βιβρώσκω (bibrṓskō, “to eat up”).
- enPR: ôr-rŏb'-ôr-rŭs
- (mythology) A serpent, dragon or worm that eats its own tail, a representation of the continuous cycle of life and death.
- A picture or symbol representing this.
a serpent, dragon or worm who eats its own tail