- Her. An imaginary creature resembling an antelope but with the tail of a horse and horns grown over the ears.Cf. Babewyn
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bagwyn — bag·wyn … English syllables
bagwyn — ˈbagwə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown : a fabulous beast like an antelope but having a goat s horns and a horse s tail … Useful english dictionary
Babewyn — Any of the ugly or demonic creatures which populate medieval artwork; many are to be found cut in *cathedral stone, tucked away from first gaze. [< OldFr. babuin = grimace, baboon; MdEngl. babywynrie = something monstrous] Cf. Babery; Bagwyn;… … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases