gorgoneion

gorgoneion

[gawr-guh-nee-on]
noun, plural gorgoneia [gawr-guh-nee-uh] .
a representation of the head of a Gorgon, especially that of Medusa.

Origin:
1835–45; < Greek, equivalent to Gorgōn-, stem of Gorgṓ Gorgon + -eion neuter adj. suffix

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gorgoneion (ˌɡɔːɡəˈniːɒn)
 
n , pl -neia
a representation of a Gorgon's head, esp Medusa's
 
[C19: from Greek, from gorgoneios of a Gorgon]

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