pendragon

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English[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Noun[edit]

pendragon ‎(plural pendragons)

Etymology[edit]

from Brythonic pen "head" (see pen-) + dragon, which figured on the standard of a cohort.[1]

  1. A chief war leader, king, or dictator -- a title assumed by the ancient British chiefs when called to lead other chiefs.
    • The dread Pendragon, Britain's king of kings. -- Tennyson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://etymonline.com/index.php?term=pendragon&allowed_in_frame=0