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Quetzalcoatl is a primal idea of the duality of human nature. The serpent is the embodiment of Heaven and Earth. It scares people in many ways.
Robert Graham

Meaning of "serpent" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SERPENT

Via Old French from Latin serpēns a creeping thing, from serpere to creep; related to Greek herpein to crawl.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SERPENT

serpent  [ˈsɜːpənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SERPENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Serpent is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SERPENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of serpent in the English dictionary

The first definition of serpent in the dictionary is a manifestation of Satan as a guileful tempter. Other definition of serpent is a sly, deceitful, or unscrupulous person. Serpent is also an obsolete wind instrument resembling a snake in shape, the bass form of the cornett.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SERPENT


anticipant
ænˈtɪsɪpənt
arpent
ˈɑːpənt
discrepant
dɪˈskrɛpənt
dopant
ˈdəʊpənt
episcopant
ɛˈpɪskəpənt
erumpent
ɪˈrʌmpənt
flippant
ˈflɪpənt
nonparticipant
ˌnɒnpɑːˈtɪsɪpənt
occupant
ˈɒkjʊpənt
parpent
ˈpɑːpənt
participant
pɑːˈtɪsɪpənt
perpent
ˈpɜːpənt
preoccupant
priːˈɒkjʊpənt
proppant
ˈprɒpənt
rampant
ˈræmpənt
strepent
ˈstrɛpənt
stupent
ˈstjuːpənt
trippant
ˈtrɪpənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SERPENT

serpentiform
serpentine
serpentinely
serpentinic
serpentiningly
serpentinise
serpentinite
serpentinize
serpentinous
Serpentis
serpentise
serpentize
serpentlike
serpentry
serpiginous
serpiginously
serpigo
SERPS
serpula

WORDS THAT END LIKE SERPENT

forespent
forspent
misspent
outspent
overspent
pent
repent
sea serpent
spent
underspent
unspent
well-spent

Synonyms and antonyms of serpent in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SERPENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «serpent» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of serpent

Translation of «serpent» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SERPENT

Find out the translation of serpent to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of serpent from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «serpent» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

serpiente
570 millions of speakers

English

serpent
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नागिन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الثعبان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

змей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

serpente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সর্প
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

serpent
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ular
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schlange
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ula
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con rắn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாம்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सर्प
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yılan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

serpente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wąż
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

змій
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

șarpe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φίδι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

slang
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

orm
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

slange
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of serpent

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SERPENT»

The term «serpent» is very widely used and occupies the 18.544 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SERPENT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about serpent

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10 QUOTES WITH «SERPENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word serpent.
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Dario Argento
Horror is the future. And you cannot be afraid. You must push everything to the absolute limit, or else life will be boring. People will be boring. Horror is like a serpent: always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back. It can't be hidden away like the guilty secrets we try to keep in our subconscious.
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Dario Argento
Horror is like a serpent; always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back. It can't be hidden away like the guilty secrets we try to keep in our subconscious.
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Chanakya
The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.
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Baltasar Gracian
At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.
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Robert Graham
Quetzalcoatl is a primal idea of the duality of human nature. The serpent is the embodiment of Heaven and Earth. It scares people in many ways.
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Charles Mackay
An arrow may fly through the air and leave no trace; but an ill thought leaves a trail like a serpent.
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Karl G. Maeser
I would rather trust my child to a serpent than to a teacher who does not believe in God.
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Muqtada al Sadr
The little serpent has left, and the great serpent has come.
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A. E. Waite
Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman; the serpent is twining round it.
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John C. Wright
My wife is a Christian and is extraordinary patient, logical, and philosophical. For years, I would challenge and condemn her beliefs, battering the structure of her conclusions with every argument, analogy, and evidence I could bring to bear. I am a very argumentative man, and I am as fell and subtle as a serpent in debate.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SERPENT»

Discover the use of serpent in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to serpent and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Serpent of Light: Beyond 2012
Multi-dimensional, multi-disciplined and multi-lived, for the first time in this book, Drunvalo begins to tell his stories of 35 years spent in service to Mother Earth.
Drunvalo Melchizedek, 2008
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The Serpent and the Rainbow
In the course of his investigation, Davis came to realize that the story of vodoun is the history of Haiti—from the African origins of its people to the successful Haitian independence movement, down to the present day, where vodoun ...
Wade Davis, 2010
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Serpent: A Novel from the NUMA Files
Clive Cussler's bestselling Serpent will now be published in our popular premium format with an exciting new cover.
Clive Cussler, 2011
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Untwisting the Serpent: Modernism in Music, Literature, and ...
Modernist art often seems to give more frustration than pleasure to its audience. Daniel Albright shows that this perception arises partly because we usually consider each art form in isolation, rather than collaboration.
Daniel Albright, 2000
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Serpent-handling Believers
Provides a look at serpent worship, examining its origins, beliefs, and rituals
Thomas G. Burton, 1993
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The Rainbow Serpent
Recounts the aborigine story of creation featuring Goorialla, the great Rainbow Serpent.
‎1993
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The Plumed Serpent
Set in the times of Mexican revolution, The book prescribes a return to ancient beliefs and gods.
D. H. Lawrence, 2009
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Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt
This revised edition of West's revolutionary reinterpretation of the civilization of Egypt challenges all that has been accpeted as dogma concerning this ancient and enigmatic land.
John Anthony West, 1993
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Power of Raven, Wisdom of Serpent: Celtic Women's Spirituality
Jones describes the vital roles of women in those communities, with their customary powers of "seeing," healing, blessing, and cursing.
Noragh Jones, 1995
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The Cosmic Serpent
In a first-person narrative of scientific discovery that opens new perspectives on biology, anthropology, and the limits of rationalism, The Cosmic Serpent reveals how startlingly different the world around us appears when we open our minds ...
Jeremy Narby, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SERPENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term serpent is used in the context of the following news items.
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Would you vacation on haunted Serpent Island?
Senegal (CNN) The name -- Serpent Island -- would be enough to deter even the most adventurous tourists. And while few snakes actually reside on the ... «CNN, Jul 15»
2
Serpent Mound vandal's punishment: Research paper?
A 19-year-old man, accused of taking a joy ride over an ancient Native American earthwork at Serpent Mound, has confessed to the crime and agreed to pay ... «Cincinnati.com, Jul 15»
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Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse coming to PS4 and Xbox One …
... Facebook · Twitter · Reddit · Google+. Revolution Software's Kickstarter funded Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse will be coming to consoles this Summer. «VG247, Jun 15»
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Rare "Sea Serpent" Oarfish Found on California Island
The fish, which was dissected for further study, is giving experts a glimpse into a mysterious deep-sea animal. Picture of Catalina Island giant oarfish. Catalina ... «National Geographic, Jun 15»
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Cannes: 'Embrace of the Serpent' Tops Directors' Fortnight Awards
CANNES — “The Embrace of the Serpent,” Colombian director Ciro Guerra's visually rich, black-and-white adventure saga about the ravages of colonialism in ... «Variety, May 15»
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BBC film boss dismisses CGI saying 'the serpent eats its tail eventually'
“The serpent eats its tail eventually, and sometimes I watch those films thinking how much bigger can this get? You had me at the first explosion. But then, I'm not ... «Irish Examiner, May 15»
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Liquid mercury found under Mexican pyramid could lead to king's tomb
Visitors look at the archaeological area of the Quetzalcoatl (Feathered Serpent) Temple near the Pyramid of the Sun at the Teotihuacan archaeological site, ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
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Ciudad Lunar Launches First English-language Trailer of Ciro …
An imposing still — the man, his habitat, the white man trailing behind — and an English-language trailer give more details of “Embrace of the Serpent,” the ... «Variety, Mar 15»
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Dancing Victorian policeman joins in a rave circle at Rainbow …
The policeman was captured enjoying the atmosphere at the Rainbow Serpent Music Festival, where the 10,000 strong crowd were midway through a long ... «Daily Mail, Jan 15»
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Montoro Receives Exploration Permit Approval for Serpent River …
Montoro is pleased to announce receipt of the exploration permit for its Serpent River - Pecors Anomaly Project. This permit is subject to the requirements of the ... «Marketwired, Nov 14»

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