wivern


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wi·vern

 (wī′vərn)
n.
Variant of wyvern.

wivern

(ˈwaɪvən)
n
(Heraldry) a less common spelling of wyvern
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Noun1.wivern - a fire-breathing dragon used in medieval heraldrywivern - 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
dragon, firedrake - a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings
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Such details are particular helpful, especially in Chapter 3 where the authors give a multifaceted account of Mannix's infamous mid-sea arrest aboard the Baltic for fear his landing in Ireland would lead to further political unrest, drawing not only on Mannix's own accounts, but equally on the reflections of the sailors of HMS Wivern and British authorities.
I will briefly substantiate these claims by examining Holbek's analysis of several versions of a particular tale: King Wivern (AT 433B).