Class. Myth. a serpent with a head at each end of its body
Origin of amphisbaenaMiddle English amphibena from Classical Latin amphisbaena from Classical Greek amphisbaina from amphis, on both sides (see amphi-) + bainein, to go: see come
A mythical serpent or winged creature having a head at each end of its body.
Origin of amphisbaenaMiddle English amphibena from Latin amphisbaena from Greek amphisbaina amphis both ways ( from amphi- amphi- ) bainein to go ; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin amphisbaena, from Ancient Greek ἀμφίσβαινα, from ἀμφίς ‘both ways’ + βαίνω ‘I go’.