Other Word Forms of Chimera
Origin of Chimera
From Old French chimere, from Latin chimaera, from Ancient Greek Χίμαιρα (khimaira). The fabulous monster in Lycia (with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail), supposedly personification of snow or winter, originally "year-old she-goat", from χεῖμα (kheima, “winter season”). Meaning "wild fantasy" first recorded 1587.
Middle English chimere Chimera from Old French from Latin chimaera from Greek khimaira female goat, Chimera ghei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Ancient Greek Χίμαιρα (Khimaira).
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