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Webster 1913 Edition


Gorgon

Gor′gon

(gôr′gŏn)
,
Noun.
[L.
Gorgo
,
-onis
, Gr.
Γοργώ
, fr.
γοργόσ
terrible.]
1.
(Gr. Myth.)
One of three fabled sisters, Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa, with snaky hair and of terrific aspect, the sight of whom turned the beholder to stone. The name is particularly given to Medusa.
2.
Anything very ugly or horrid.
Milton.
3.
(Zool.)
The brindled gnu. See
Gnu
.

Gor′gon

,
Adj.
Like a Gorgon; very ugly or terrific;
as, a
Gorgon
face
.
Dryden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Gorgon

GORG'ON

,
Noun.
[Gr.] A fabled monster of terrific aspect, the sight of which turned the beholder to stone. The poets represent the Gorgons as three sisters, Stheno, Euryale and Medusa; but authors are not agreed in the description of them.
1.
Any thing very ugly or horrid.

GORG'ON

,
Adj.
Like a gorgon; very ugly or terrific; as a gorgon face.

Definition 2023


gorĝon

gorĝon

See also: gorgon and Gorgón

Esperanto

Noun

gorĝon

  1. accusative singular of gorĝo