DRACA
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
DRACA
an; m. I. a dragon; draco Draca ðes ðone ðú ýwodest draco isle quem formasti, Ps. Spl. 103, 28. Tredan león and dracan conculcāre leonem et dracōnem, Ps. Th. 90, 13. Ðú fortrydst leóna and dracena thou shalt be a treader down of lions and dragons, Ps. Spl. 90, 13: Ps. Th. 148, 7. II. a serpent; serpens Is ðæt deór pandher, se is æt-hwám freónd, bútan dracan ánum the beast is the panther, which is to each a friend, save to the serpent only, Exon. 95 b; Th. 356, 24; Pa. 16. III. the serpent = the devil; diabŏlus Worpaþ hine deófol, draca egeslíce the devil, the fearful dragon, shall cast him down, Salm. Kmbl. 52; Sal, 26: Exon. 96 a: Th. 359, 4; Pa. 57. [R. Glouc. dragon: Laym. drake, m: Orm. drake: Plat. drake, m: Dut. draak, m: Ger. drache, m: M. H. Ger. trache, tracke, m: O. H. Ger. tracho, m: Dan. drage, m. f: Swed. drake, m: Icel. dreki, m: Fr. dragon, m: Span. dragón, m: Ital. dragóne, m: Lat. draco: Grk. δράκων a dragon, from δέρκoμαι to flash, gleam.] DER. eorþ-draca, fýr-, lég-, líg-, níþ-, sǽ-.
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