noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin mantichora, from Greek mantichōras Date: 14th century a legendary animal with the head of a man, the body of a lion, and the tail of a dragon or scorpion

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  • Manticore — bezeichnet im Englischen ein Wesen der griechischen und persischen Mythologie, siehe Mantikor. den Hauptplaneten des Sternenkönigreichs von Manticore im Honor Harrington Universum (aus der Romanserie Honor Harrington des US amerikanischen Science …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • manticore — fabulous monster with the body of a lion, head of a man, porcupine quills, and tail or sting of a scorpion, c.1300, from L. manticora, from Gk. mantikhoras, corruption of martikhoras, perhaps from Iranian compound *mar tiya khvara man eater; Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • manticore — [man′ti kôr΄] n. a mythical monster with the body and legs of a lion, the face of a man, and a tail ending in a sting …   English World dictionary

  • Manticore — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Manticore (homonymie). Gravure ancienne d une Manticore La manticore est une créature légendaire issue de la mythologie perse, dont la première description fut rapportée …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Manticore — For other uses, see Manticore (disambiguation). Manticore (1678) …   Wikipedia

  • manticore — mantichora mantichora, manticora manticora, manticore manticore . A mythical monster having the head of man (with horns) and the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion. Syn: manticore, mantichora, mantiger. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manticore — /man ti kawr , kohr /, n. a legendary monster with a man s head, horns, a lion s body, and the tail of a dragon or, sometimes, a scorpion. [1300 50; ME < L mantichoras < Gk, erroneous reading for martichóras < Iranian; cf. Old Persian martiya man …   Universalium

  • manticore — noun /ˈmæntɪˌkɔr/ A mythical beast with the body of a lion, the tail of a scorpion, and the head of a man, said to be able to shoot spikes from its tail or mane …   Wiktionary

  • Manticore — A fabulous beast, which possessed the body of a lion and head of a man, while it was also provided with a porcupine s quills and a scorpion s stinging tail. Cf. Bestiary …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • manticore — sb. == a kind of serpent. Alys. 7094; the ‘mantichora’ of Pliny, H. N. viii. 30, 45. See also the Anturs of Arthur, st. 43, and Skelton’s Phyllyp Sparowe, v. 294 …   Oldest English Words

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