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1. Greek Mythology Any of the three sisters Stheno, Euryale, and the mortal Medusa who had snakes for hair and eyes that if looked into turned the beholder into stone.
2. gorgon A woman regarded as ugly or terrifying.
[Middle English, from Latin Gorgō, Gorgon-, from Greek, from gorgos, terrible.]
Gor·go′ni·an (-gō′nē-ən) adj.
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1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth any of three winged monstrous sisters, Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa, who had live snakes for hair, huge teeth, and brazen claws
2. (often not capital) informal a fierce or unpleasant woman
[via Latin Gorgō from Greek, from gorgos terrible]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. any of three sister monsters of Greek myth, who had snakes for hair and whose appearance turned anyone looking at them into stone.
2. (l.c.) a mean, ugly, or repulsive woman.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Gorgōn < Greek Gorgṓ, derivative of gorgós dreadful]
Gor•go′ni•an (-ˈgoʊ ni ən) adj.
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|Noun||1.||Gorgon - (Greek mythology) any of three winged sister monsters and the mortal Medusa who had live snakes for hair; a glance at Medusa turned the beholder to stone|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Medusa - (Greek mythology) a woman transformed into a Gorgon by Athena; she was slain by Perseus
Stheno - (Greek mythology) one of the three Gorgons
Euryale - (Greek mythology) one of the three Gorgons
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1. Gorgon (Myth) → Gorgona f
2. (fig) (= woman) → pécora f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n (Myth) → Gorgo f; (inf) → Drachen m (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Gorgon[ˈgɔːgən] n → Gorgone f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995