Wyvern meaning

wīvərn
A two-legged dragon having wings and a barbed tail.
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A dragon with forelegs only, wings, and a barbed tail.
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(heraldry, mythology) Mythical dragon-like creature, having wings, only two legs and a barbed tail.
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Origin of wyvern

  • Alteration of Middle English wyvere viper from Old North French wivre from Latin vīpera viper

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

  • Alteration of Middle English wyvere (“viper"), from Old Northern French wivre, from Latin vÄ«pera (“viper; snake, serpent"). See also weever.

    From Wiktionary