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Etymology of dragon, dragoon

Posted by Johannes on 2 June 2012

The word dragon comes from the Old French dragon, which in turn comes from the Latin draconem  [huge serpent, dragon], from the Greek word drakon [serpent, giant seafish; Gr: δράκων].

From the same root: dragoon, dragonet

In modern Greek (Romeika, Rumca):
a) drakos: dragon [Gr: δράκος]


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