Wively

Wive"ly

, a. Wifely. [Obs.] Udall.
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Wiv"er

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Wiv"ern

(?), } n. [OE. wivere a serpent, OF. wivre, guivre, F. givre, guivre, wiver, from L. vipera; probably influenced by OHG. wipera, from the Latin. See Viper, and cf. Weever.]
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1. (Her.) A fabulous two-legged, winged creature, like a cockatrice, but having the head of a dragon, and without spurs.

[Written also wyvern.]

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The jargon of heraldry, its griffins, its mold warps, its wiverns, and its dragons.
Sir W. Scott.
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2. (Zol.) The weever.
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