Fang vs Wolpertinger - What's the difference?

fang | wolpertinger |


As a noun wolpertinger is

a fictional creature said to inhabit the alpine forests of bavaria, having various incongruous features such as wings, antlers, and fangs.

fang

English

(wikipedia fang)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) fangen, from (etyl) .

Verb

(en verb)
  • (transitive, dialectal, or, archaic) To catch, capture; seize; grip; clutch; lay hold of.
  • * J. Webster
  • He's in the law's clutches; you see he's fanged .
    (Shakespeare)
  • (transitive, dialectal, or, obsolete) To take; receive with assent; accept.
  • (transitive, obsolete, as a guest) To receive with hospitality; welcome.
  • (transitive, obsolete, a thing given or imposed) To receive.
  • (dialectal) To receive or adopt into spiritual relation, as in baptism; be godfather or godmother to.
  • Derived terms
    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) fang, .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A grasping; capture; the act or power of seizing; hold.
  • That which is seized or carried off; booty; spoils; stolen goods.
  • Any projection, catch, shoot, or other thing by which hold is taken; a prehensile part or organ.
  • * Evelyn
  • the protuberant fangs of the yucca
  • (mining) A channel cut in the rock, or a pipe of wood, used for conveying air.
  • (rare, in the plural) Cage-shuts.
  • (nautical) The coil or bend of a rope; (by extension) a noose; a trap.
  • (nautical) The valve of a pump box.
  • Derived terms
    * (l)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (Scotland) To supply (a pump) with the water necessary for it to operate.
  • Etymology 3

    From an abbreviation of fangtooth, from (etyl) *.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a long, pointed canine tooth used for biting and tearing flesh
  • (in snakes) a long pointed tooth for injecting venom
  • Derived terms
    * (l) * (l)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (rare) To strike or attack with the fangs.
  • To enable to catch or tear; to furnish with fangs.
  • * Philips
  • chariots fanged with scythes
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    wolpertinger

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia wolpertinger)
  • A fictional creature said to inhabit the alpine forests of Bavaria, having various incongruous features such as wings, antlers, and fangs.
  • * 1995 , Greg N Carlson, Francis Jeffry Pelletier, The generic book
  • The wolpertinger roams the mountains and forests of the Bavarian Alps.
  • * 2004 , Bill Cannon, Texas: Land of Legend and Lore
  • ...fall into the same category as Germany's wolpertingers , which we have seen on our visits to that country.
  • * 2006 , Regine Eckardt, Meaning change in grammaticalization
  • We can however think of hypothetical worlds w' that contain wolpertingers and/or unicorns...