Definition of Pendragon in English:


Line breaks: Pen|dragon
Pronunciation: /pɛnˈdraɡ(ə)n


A title given to an ancient British or Welsh prince holding or claiming supreme power.
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  • Before Arthur died, he had, for the most part, buried the flag of the Pendragon, the flag of Avalon, beneath a Christian banner.
  • 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.
  • In later tales of Arthur he is often given the surname Pendragon, which means ‘Dragon Chief’.


Welsh, literally 'chief war-leader', from pen 'head' + dragon 'standard'.

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