n. 1 (context poetic English) dragon, particularly one without legs or wings 2 (context poetic English) snake, particularly a large one
Wyrm may refer to:
- Wyrm (dragon), an alternative name for the mythological European dragon
- Wyrms (novel), a 1987 science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card
- Wyrms (comics), a six-issue comic book mini-series by Orson Scott Card and Jake Blacktujrkrk
- Wyrm (TMNT), a mutated garbageman in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Wyrm (World of Darkness), the bringer of the apocalypse
- Former callsign of Norfolk, Virginia radio station WKQA
Usage examples of "wyrm".
The Wyrm was scaled and plated, but in a thick fishbelly blue-white rather than any Dracon green or gold or red.
Over the oldest and wealthiest streets of Sirlptar the sinuous and splendid wyrms of the air banked, gliding along the ridge like black ghosts while the robed men astride them worked with strands of hair feverish magic .
Markoun raised a similarly baffled and angry face from his own casting, and their eyes met in shared fury and frustration as the two wyrms flashed past each other and circled under the frustrated guidance of their creators, for a parley that both already knew the opening and sole concern of: the Lady Silvertree was not to be found anywhere in or near Sirlptar.
The smooth, rounded dome radiated warmth and smelled faintly of sulfur, but once he was standing on it, he was safe from the ice wyrms that inhabited the glimmering hollow around which the WiseMothers gathered.
Never before did I know the liking of great wyrms for fire mountains, but now that I do, it does explain why we see them round here.
With a possible enemy so near, she refused to speak in Dragonish, a tongue the great wyrms keep to themselves.
Now, less than a tenday after its demise, the wyrm looked much like a warrior's corpse left for the carrion crows after a battle.
The dragon's tail whipped about, slamming Cadderly's magical barrier viciously, the waves of the concussion shaking the chamber and knocking Cadderly from his feet The line of dragonbane held, though Cadderly feared that the chamber's ceiling would not He realized then how vulnerable he truly was, how pitiful he must seem to this wyrm that had lived for centuries and had feasted on the bones of hundreds of men more powernil than he.
I, Manoos, King of Purasham, on this the twelfth day of the Pekhlian moon, do hereby offer the one who frees my daughter from helotry to the vicious wyrm the rule in perpetuity of County Petok, and a substantial cash reward, to wit, ten thousand crowns.
But his daughter Irena, the first Heptarch, she saw something that only the Heptarchs know: As he spoke the prophecy and drew the map with his right hand, his left hand slowly tapped out into the mind of the ship, 'Save my daughter from the lair of the wyrms, or they will devour all mankind.
The wyrm is fled, the orcs lie slain, and we hold the field against hosts of goblins still.
They crossed the bulk of the Snowflakes in mere minutes, all of them, Vander and Ivan included, now in wholehearted agreement that the choice to ride the tamed wyrm had been a good one.