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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *drak-, -g-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: spectre, evil ghost
Old Greek: drắkōn, -ontos m. 'dragon, serpent'; drắkai̯na f. 'she-dragon'
Slavic: *drokъ (> ORus drokъ)
Baltic: *drak-a- c.
Germanic: *trak-an-, *trakk-an- m.
Celtic: MIr aur-ddrach `Gespenst'
Russ. meaning: призрак, злой дух
Comments: All the above words are usually regarded as later loanwords (ultimately < Greek), but this is not self-evident.

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