A snake (anaconda).




  • To follow or move in a winding route.
  • To steal slyly.
  • To clean using a plumbing snake.
  • To drag or draw, as a snake from a hole; often with out.
  • To wind round spirally, as a large rope with a smaller, or with cord, the small rope lying in the spaces between the strands of the large one; to worm.
  • To inform; to rat.


  • From Middle English snake, from Old English snaca ("snake, serpent, reptile"), from Proto-Germanic *snakô (compare German Low German Snake, Snaak, dialectal German Schnake ("adder"), Swedish snok ("grass snake"), Icelandic snákur), derived from *snakaną (compare Old High German snahhan), from Proto-Indo-European *sneg- ("to crawl; a creeping thing"). Cognate with Sanskrit नाग ("snake")). nāga.

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