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Online Etymological Dictionary:
carnivorous Cretaceous bipedal dinosaur, 1905, Mod.L., the genus name, from Gk. tyrannos "tyrant" + sauros "lizard."
tyrant + word wizard/twister of truths
Cretaceous armored dinosaur, 1907, Modern Latin, from Gk. ankylos "crooked" (see angle (n.)) + sauros "lizard."
crooked + wordsmith "You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to make
crooked the straight ways of the Lord?" Acts 13:10
type of dinosaur, 1892, from Mod.L. order name Stegosauria (O.C.Marsh, 1877), from comb. form of Gk. stegos "roof" (from stege "covering," stegein "to
cover," from PIE root *(s)teg- "cover," (cf. Skt. sthag- "cover, conceal, hide;"+ sauros "lizard."
covered, concealed + twister of truths
1857, from Mod.L. Coelacanthus (genus name, 1839, Agassiz), from Gk. koilos "hollow" (from PIE root *kel-; see cell) + akantha "spine" The specimen
was described by Marjorie Courtney-Latimer, who wrote about it to S.African ichthyologist J.L.B. Smith:
"I stared and stared, at first in puzzlement. I did not know any fish of our own, or indeed of any seas like that; it looked more like a lizard. And
then a bomb seemed to burst in my brain, and beyond that sketch and the paper of the letter, I was looking at a series of fishy creatures that flashed
up as on a screen, fishes no longer here...
late 15c., from fish + -y (2). Sense of "shady, questionable" is first recorded 1840, perhaps from the notion of "slipperiness," or of giving off a
And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the
earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. (Revelation 12:9)
a) the serpent (see cadeuces; alchemy; freemasonry; Moses)
b) the dragon "huge serpent, dragon," from Gk. drakon; Gaelic draoi = Druid; giu; juif; Jew; Hebrew tannin "a great sea-monster," and tan, a desert
mammal now believed to be the jackal. = tanuki, Japanese
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