ramrespa 'myth-reptile'; & ridrespa 'fairy-reptile' have both been used.
(In Lojbanic culture, le dacti co dukse ni moklu , "The Thing With Too Many Mouths" probably comes closest to fulfilling this function.)

Note they have to be ramyrespa and ridyrespa to pass the tosmabru test. Lujvo with respa are particularly prone to suffer this problem.

Beware, do not confuse

  • fagypu'u ramyrespa 'fire-spit myth-reptile' (dragon)
  • sedyso'i ramyrespa 'head-many myth-reptile' (hydra)

resycrida (Lujvo list), sincycrida (Lujvo list), curnycrida, cridrdrakone

Not all mythical dragons 'spit' fire. I believe the Oriental dragons are a prime example.

I think, maybe we just need to make a Mythology section of the Wiki, and start snarfing in all the words from Encyclopedia Mythica so that they can be worked on together, instead of separately. (I see a problem with working on them separately, because its harder to notice that maybe myth-reptile could collide with some other things. (The Encyclopedia's Bestiary would be a very good place to start.) --jay

I don't think it's right to use lujvo or fu'ivla based on {crida} or {ranmi} for real dragons, whether they are the extinct reptiles that the myths are based on or modern reptiles such as the Komodo dragon. The latter is resrvarano or specifically resrkomodo; any suggestions for the former? -phma

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