serpent
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin serpent-, serpens, from present participle of serpere to creep; akin to Greek herpein to creep, Sanskrit sarpati he creeps Date: 13th century 1. a. archaic a noxious creature that creeps, hisses, or stings b. snake 2. devil 1 3. a treacherous person

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  • serpent — [ sɛrpɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1080; lat. serpens, proprt « rampant » 1 ♦ Reptile apode à corps cylindrique très allongé, qui se déplace par des ondulations latérales du corps (⇒ ophidien). Serpents venimeux, non venimeux. « Pas un serpent de nos pays, mais… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • serpent — SERPENT. s. m. Reptile venimeux. On comprend sous ce nom, Les Viperes, les Couleuvres, les Aspics, &c. Gros serpent. la peau d un serpent. la despoüille d un serpent. morsure de serpent. le venin du serpent. on dit que les serpens changent de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Serpent — is a synonym for snake.Serpent can also mean: * Serpent (symbolism), the name given to a snake in a religious or mythological context * Serpent (band), a heavy metal band * Serpent (instrument), a member of the brass family * Serpent… …   Wikipedia

  • Serpent — Ser pent, n. [F., fr. L. serpens, entis (sc. bestia), fr. serpens, p. pr. of serpere to creep; akin to Gr. ???, Skr. sarp, and perhaps to L. repere, E. reptile. Cf. {Herpes}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any reptile of the order Ophidia; a snake, especially a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Serpent — (v. lat. serpens „Schlange“) bezeichnet ein historisches Musikinstrument, siehe Serpent (Musik) einen Verschlüsselungsalgorithmus, siehe Serpent (Verschlüsselung) eine Gottheit in Form einer Schlange, siehe Serpent (Mythologie) eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Serpent — es un algoritmo de cifrado simétrico de bloques que quedó finalista en el concurso Advanced Encryption Standard del NIST, tras Rijndael. Serpent fue diseñado por Ross Anderson, Eli Biham y Lars Knudsen. Como otros participantes del AES Serpent… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • serpent — SERPÉNT, serpente, s.n. Instrument de suflat din sec. XVI, cu tonalitate gravă, înlocuit ulterior de tubă. – Din fr., engl. serpent. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  SERPÉNT s. n. instrument muzical de suflat, cu registru grav, care …   Dicționar Român

  • serpent — c.1300, limbless reptile, also tempter in Gen. iii:1 5, from O.Fr. sarpent, from L. serpentem (nom. serpens) snake, from prp. of serpere to creep, from PIE *serp (Cf. Skt. sarpati creeps, sarpah serpent; Gk. herpein …   Etymology dictionary

  • Serpent — Ser pent, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Serpented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Serpenting}.] To wind like a serpent; to crook about; to meander. [R.] The serpenting of the Thames. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • serpent — sèrpent m <G mn sèrpenātā> DEFINICIJA glazb. drveni puhaći instrument iz 16. st., sastoji se od zmijoliko savijene bušene cijevi od orahovine, presvučene kožom ETIMOLOGIJA fr. serpent: zmija …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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