Definitions for unicornˈyu nɪˌkɔrn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a mythical creature resembling a horse, with a single horn in the center of its forehead: often symbolic of chastity or purity.
an animal mentioned in the Bible: now believed to be a wild ox or rhinoceros. Deut. 33:17.
Origin of unicorn:
1175–1225; ME unicorne (< OF) < L ūnicornis one-horned; see uni -, -corn
an imaginary creature represented as a white horse with a long horn growing from its forehead
A mythical beast traditionally represented as having the legs of a buck, the body of a horse, the tail of a lion with a single spiral horn on its head; a symbol of virginity.
A heraldic representation of such a beast used as a charge or as a supporter; as in the arms of Great Britain and of Scotland.
In various Bible translations, used to render the Latin unicornis or rhinoceros (representing Hebrew u05E8u05D0u05DD); a reem or wild ox.
a fabulous animal with one horn; the monoceros; -- often represented in heraldry as a supporter
a two-horned animal of some unknown kind, so called in the Authorized Version of the Scriptures
any large beetle having a hornlike prominence on the head or prothorax
the larva of a unicorn moth
the kamichi; -- called also unicorn bird
The unicorn is a legendary animal from European folklore that resembles a white horse with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead, and sometimes a goat's beard and cloven hooves. First mentioned by the ancient Greeks, it became the most important imaginary animal of the Middle Ages and Renaissance when it was commonly described as an extremely wild woodland creature, a symbol of purity and grace, which could only be captured by a virgin. In the encyclopedias its horn was said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a fabulous animal like a horse, with a cubit and a half long horn on the forehead; was adopted by James I. as the symbol of Scotland on the royal arms; is in Christian art a symbol of the incarnation, and an emblem of female chastity.
Translations for unicorn
From our Multilingual Dictionary
- يونيكورن, حريشArabic
- единорог, инорогBulgarian
- unicornCatalan, Valencian
- sròin-adharcach, biast-na-sgrogaig, aon-adharcachScottish Gaelic
- egyszarvú, unikornisHungarian
- 麒麟, 一角馬, 一角獣, ユニコーンJapanese
- 一角獸, 유니콘, 일각수Korean
- EenharLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- unikorn, kuda bertanduk satuMalay
- łį́į́ʼ bideeʼłáaʼiiNavajo, Navaho
- ningodeshkaniOjibwe, Ojibwa
- licorne, unicórnioPortuguese
- једнорог, jednorogSerbo-Croatian
- enorog, samorogSlovene
- njëbrirësh, briqenAlbanian
- enhörning, enhSwedish
- tek boynuzlu at, tekboynuzTurkish
- balhon, balhonül, jibalhon, hibalhon, hibalhonül, jibalhonülVolapük
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