One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A title given to an ancient British or Welsh prince holding or claiming supreme power.
- ‘In later tales of Arthur he is often given the surname Pendragon, which means ‘Dragon Chief’.’
- ‘When King Luther Pendragon heard news that his queen had given birth to a healthy son his thoughts leapt forward to a mighty kingdom under the red banner of the Pendragon.’
- ‘It was a close run thing, with Pendragon from Hampshire Brewery taking the honours.’
- ‘Before Arthur died, he had, for the most part, buried the flag of the Pendragon, the flag of Avalon, beneath a Christian banner.’
- ‘The following is a mandate listed by Pendragon.’
Welsh, literally ‘chief war-leader’, from pen ‘head’ + dragon ‘standard’.
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