Definitions for unicornˈyu nɪˌkɔrn
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 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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in mythology, an animal like a horse, but with one straight horn on the forehead.
- وَحيد القَرْنArabic
- unicórnioPortuguese (BR)
- das EinhornGerman
- μονόκερος (μυθικό άλογο)Greek
- تک شاخFarsi
- kuda bertandukIndonesian
- (mitolojik) tek boynuzlu atTurkish
- 獨角獸Chinese (Trad.)
- ايک افسانوي جانورUrdu
- con kỳ lânVietnamese
- 独角兽Chinese (Simp.)
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