Firedrake meaning

fīrdrāk
A fire-breathing dragon of Germanic mythology.
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(gmc. myth.) A fire-breathing dragon.
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A fiery meteor, an ignis fatuus, a rocket.
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A kind of firework.
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A worker at a furnace or fire (an allusive use)
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Origin of firedrake

  • Middle English firdrake from Old English fȳrdraca fȳr fire fire draca dragon drake2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English firdrake, from Old English fȳrdraca (“fire-spewing dragon”), equivalent of fire +‎ drake.

    From Wiktionary