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Definition of the noun mantichora

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noun - plural: -

  1. a mythical monster having the head of man (with horns) and the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion

Phrases with Mantichora

  1. Oliva Mantichora
  2. Species Oliva Mantichora

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Google previewHousehold Words (1855)

by Charles Dickens

It has been thought— and with great appearance of probability — that the mantichora is a poetical exaggeration of the h ena, the face of which animal as a certain ghastly resemblance to humanity, especially when it is grinning. The peculiar ...

Google previewThe Archaeological Journal (1913)

The mantichora is an evasive beast in architecture, but the author claims to have found one at Kilpeck. The animal illustrated on the Southfleet font is not the unicorn, but a heraldic form of the antelope. The symbolism of the peacock is but ...

Google previewThe Classical Journal (2013)

by Abraham John Valpy, Edmund Henry Barker

The Bellet'ophon of classical literature is the Billy rougiteone of the sailor; the Bien-faisant ts turned into the bonny pheasant ; the Boulogne mouth is represented by a bull and a mouth,- the Mantichora is the man-tiger; and if the geologist ...

Google previewMythic Rome

by Pete Nash

Originally from the Middle East, the Mantichora is a melange of a red coloured lion with a human head and a huge scorpion tail covered with barbs and a sting over a cubit in length. It is a man eater (hence its name) and can fire its barbs in any ...

Google previewThe Watkins Dictionary of Magic (2012)

Over 3000 Entries on the World of Magical Formulas, Secret Symbols and the Occult by Nevill Drury

Mantichora Also, Manticore. Mythic beast that took its name from the Persian mardkhora, a maneating tiger. The mantichora had a lion's body and the tail of a scorpion. Its head was human except that it had a triple row of teeth in both its upper ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of the Esoteric (2004)

3000 Entries on the Mystical and Occult Traditions by Nevill Drury

Mantichora Also Manticore. Mythic beast that took its name from the Persian mardkhora, a man-eating tiger. The mantichora had a lion's body and the tail of a scorpion. Its head was human except that it had a triple row of teeth in both its upper ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1918)

by Casey Albert Wood

COROCOTTA; THE MANTICHORA. By the union of the. iWrittcn also “ catoblcphas” and “catoblcfas.” * So also Artistotle, but not Galen. tHow poor an. 10268 PLINY, GAIUS PLINIUS SEOUNDUS.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

mantichora (man-ti-ko'ra), ». [NL.: see manticore.] 1. Same as manticore. — 2. [cap.] A genus of tiger-beetles of the family Cicindelidw, founded by Fabricius in 1781,typicalof the Man- tichorina: All are African; M. tuberculata is ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1906)

a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge with a new atlas of the world by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

mantichora (man-ti-ko'rii), n. [Nli.: see manticore.] 1. Same as manticore. — 2. [cap.] A genus of tiger-beetles of the family Cicindelidce, founded by Fabricius in 1781, typical of the Man-. tichorinw. All are African; M. tuberculata is ...

Google previewThe Physical Dictionary, Wherein the Terms of Anatomy, the Names and Causes of Diseases, Chirurgical Instruments, and Their Use, are Accurately Described ... The Seventh Edition, Etc (1726)

by Steven BLANCKAERT

Mantichora, is an Indian Animal that hath three rows of Teeth. Manubrium, belongs to Chirurgeons Instruments, and is that part which is held in the Hand call'd the Halft, or Handle. Manucodiata, the name ofa Bird in India that has no legs.

Google previewDictionarium medicum universale: or, a New medical dictionary. Containing an explanation of all the terms used in physic, anatomy ... chymistry, etc (1749)

by John Barrow (teacher of mathematics.)

MANTICHORA, the name of an Indianvanimal, which, according to Aristotle, is furnished witha triple series of teeth. MANTILE, the name of a bandage. MANUCODIATA, tho bird of paradise. MANUS, the hand. , MANUS Cbristi, the hand of ...

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Scrabble value of M3A1N1T1I1C3H4O1R1A1

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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