Definición de draco volans en Inglés

draco volans

Pronunciación /ˌdreɪkəʊ ˈvəʊlənz/ /ˌdreɪkəʊ ˈvɒlanz/

nombre

historical
  • A large meteor which burns or glows brightly on entering the earth's atmosphere; a fireball. Compare "firedrake".

Origen

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Gideon Harvey (c1636–?1702), physician. From post-classical Latin draco volans large meteor, lit. ‘flying dragon’ from classical Latin dracō + volāns, present participle of volāre to fly.