a fire-breathing dragon used in medieval heraldry; had the head of a dragon and the tail of a snake and a body with wings and two legs
Mythical dragon-like creature, having wings, only two legs and a barbed tail.
Origin: Alteration of wyvere, from Northern wivre, from vipera.
same as Wiver
A wyvern is a legendary winged creature with a dragon's head, reptilian body, two legs, and a barbed tail, which may be said to breathe fire or possess a venomous bite. A sea-dwelling variant, termed the sea-wyvern, has a fish tail in place of a barbed dragon's tail. The wyvern in its various forms is important to heraldry, frequently appears as a mascot of schools and athletic teams, and occasionally appears in medieval and modern European and British literature as well as a multitude of video games.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wī′vrn, n. (her.) a fictitious monster allied to the dragon and the griffin, and having its two legs and feet like those of the eagle. [O. Fr. wivre, a viper—L. vipera.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a heraldic device in shape of a dragon with expanded wings, with only two legs and the pointed tail of a scorpion.
The numerical value of wyvern in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of wyvern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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