pendragon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pendragon the supreme war chief of the ancient Britons
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pendragon A chief leader or a king; a head; a dictator; -- a title assumed by the ancient British chiefs when called to lead other chiefs. "The dread Pendragon , Britain's king of kings."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pendragon A chief leader; a generalissimo; a chief king. The title was conferred of old on British chiefs in times of great danger, when they were invested with dictatorial power.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pendragon pen-drag′on a chief leader: an ancient British chief
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
W. pen, head, dragon, a chief.

Usage

In literature:

This place belongs to Old Pendragon, whom we call the Admiral; though he retired before getting the rank.
"The Wisdom of Father Brown" by G. K. Chesterton
Pendragon is the title of the eldest son of the house.
"Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray
In the meane time Vortimer died, whome Vter surnamed Pendragon succeeded.
"Chronicles 1 (of 6): The Historie of England 5 (of 8)" by Raphael Holinshed
Until lately he was plain Mister, now he's Sir Lionel Pendragon.
"Set in Silver" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
The boy Arthur was really the son of King Uther Pendragon, but few persons knew of his birth.
"Myths and Legends of All Nations" by Various
That stout Pendragon in his litter, sick, Came to the field, and vanquished his foes.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
By Thomas Hughes the misfortunes of Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon, were made the subject of a tragedy performed before the queen.
"Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth" by Lucy Aikin
Her name was Pendragon.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
The boy Arthur was really the son of King Uther Pendragon, but few persons knew of his birth.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
More than fourteen centuries ago there lived in the Island of Britain a very wise king named Uther Pendragon.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
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In poetry:

"Now do you know of Avalon That sailors call Japan? She holds as rare a chivalry
As ever bled for man.
King Arthur sleeps at Nikko hill
Where Iyeyasu lies,
And there the broad Pendragon flag
In deathless splendor flies."
"The Jingo And The Minstrel" by Vachel Lindsay

In news:

The London and Broadway hit, "The 39 Steps," opened Wednesday at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake.
LONDON — Mill TV and Film won a BAFTA Craft Award for the studio's work on Merlin Series 3, EP 2: The Tears of Uther Pendragon part 2.
Village officials paid tribute Monday to the soon-to-be-departing founders of the Pendragon Theatre.
Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake, NY.
A cabaret to Benefit Pendragon.
Terra Nova ' comes to Saranac Lake's Pendragon Theatre for month.
Terra Nova ' comes to Saranac Lake's Pendragon Theatre.
SARANAC LAKE Lend Me a Tenor returns for a limited engagement to Pendragon Theatre on Friday, Oct 5 at 8 pm It will play through Sunday night (all performances at 8 p.m.).
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