scorpioun

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French scorpion, from Latin scorpiō, from Ancient Greek σκορπῐ́ος (skorpíos); reinforced by existing Old English sċorpio, from the same Latin source.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /skɔrpiˈuːn/, /ˈskɔrpiun/, /ˈskɔrpiən/

Noun[edit]

scorpioun (plural scorpiouns)

  1. A scorpion or a creature like one.
  2. Someone who practices deception or lewdness.
  3. Scorpio as a constellation or zodiacal sign.
  4. A cord with tied weights used as a weapon.
  5. (rare) A kind of siege engine.
  6. (rare) A scorpion's stinger.

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