- n. 龙；凶暴的人，凶恶的人；严厉而有警觉性的女人
- n. (Dragon)人名；(匈)德劳贡；(英、法、芬、罗、匈)德拉贡
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3. dragon 【龙的身体很长,要drag on(拖着)】 龙
来自希腊语drakon, 海蛇，蛇怪，来自PIE*derk, 看，锐利，来自PIE*der的扩大形式，撕开，词源同tear.因蛇的令人恐惧的眼情而得名，后用于指传说中的龙，在西方文化里通常为邪恶的象征。为与中国文化中的龙加以区别，通常区分为European dragon, Chinese dragon.
- dragon:  English acquired dragon via Old French dragon and Latin dracō from Greek drákōn. Originally the word signified simply ‘snake’, but over the centuries this ‘snake’ increased in size, and many terrifying mythical attributes (such as wings and the breathing of fire) came to be added to it, several of them latterly from Chinese sources. The Greek form is usually connected with words for ‘look at, glance, flash, gleam’, such as Greek drakein and Sanskrit darç, as if its underlying meaning were ‘creature that looks at you (with a deadly glance)’. Dragon is second time around for English as far as this word is concerned: it originally came by it in the Old English period, via Germanic, as drake. Dragoons  (an adaptation of French dragon) were originally mounted infantry, so called because they carried muskets nicknamed by the French dragon ‘fire-breather’.
=> dragoon, drake, rankle
- dragon (n.)
- early 13c., from Old French dragon, from Latin draconem (nominative draco) "huge serpent, dragon," from Greek drakon (genitive drakontos) "serpent, giant seafish," apparently from drak-, strong aorist stem of derkesthai "to see clearly," from PIE *derk- "to see." Perhaps the literal sense is "the one with the (deadly) glance."
The young are dragonets (14c.). Obsolete drake "dragon" is an older borrowing of the same word. Used in the Bible to translate Hebrew tannin "a great sea-monster," and tan, a desert mammal now believed to be the jackal.
- 1. St George slew the dragon.
- 2. The landscape of the Great Wall is like a dragon.
- 3. His wife is an absolute dragon!
- 4. The awb is DRAGON #. Please advise your comments once received the color swatchesthanks.
- 运单号是DRAGON #, 请一旦收到颜色样品时给我们意见.
- 5. No one came into Dragon King Temple without breaking into a cold sweat.
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