(historical) In various Bible translations, used to render the Latin unicornis or rhinoceros (representing Hebrew רְאֵם); a reem or wild ox.
Other Word Forms of Unicorn
Origin of Unicorn
Middle English unicorne from Old French from Late Latin ūnicornis from Latin having one horn ūnus one oi-no- in Indo-European roots cornū horn ker-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Anglo-Norman unicorne, Old French unicorne, and their source, Latin Å«nicornis, from unus (“one") + cornu (“horn").
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