drakón: a dragon (a mythical monster)Original Word: δράκων, οντος, ὁPart of Speech:
a dragon or huge serpentDefinition:
a dragon or huge serpent; met: Satan.
1404 drákōn (from derkomai, "to see," the root of the English term, "dragon") – properly "seeing one," used of mythical dragons (huge serpents) seeing their prey from far away; (figuratively) Satan (Rev 12:7,9) exercising his subtle (indirect) impact on heathen governments (powers) – i.e. accomplishing his hellish agenda from "behind the scenes."
[The ancient Greeks classified a "dragon" (1404 /drákōn) as a type of serpent. 1404 /drákōn ("a dragon") was believed to have incredible insight, able to spot prey in any hiding place.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from an alt. form of derkomai (to look)Definition
a dragon (a mythical monster)NASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1404: δράκωνδράκων
(apparently from δέρκομαι
, 2 aorist ἔδρακον
; hence, δράκων
, properly, equivalent to ὀξύ βλέπων
286, 7; cf. Curtius
, § 13)); the Sept.
chiefly for תָּנִּין
; a dragon,
a great serpent, a fabulous animal (so as early as Homer
, Iliad 2, 308f, etc.). From it, after Genesis 3:1
ff, is derived the figurative description of the devil in Revelation 12:3-17
; Revelation 13:2, 4, 11
; Revelation 16:13
; Revelation 20:2
. (Cf. Baudissin, Studien zur semitisch. Religionsgesch. vol. i. (iv. 4), p. 281ff.)<1>
Probably from an alternate form of derkomai (to look); a fabulous kind of serpent (perhaps as supposed to fascinate) -- dragon.