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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. Mythology A figure in Egyptian myth having the body of a lion and the head of a man, ram, or hawk.
  • n. Greek Mythology A winged creature having the head of a woman and the body of a lion, noted for killing those who could not answer its riddle.
  • n. A puzzling or mysterious person.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. A creature with the head of a human and the body of an animal (commonly a lion).
  • n. A person who keeps his thoughts and intentions secret.
  • n. A sphincter.
  • v. To decorate with sphinxes.
  • v. To adopt the posture of the Sphinx.
  • v. To be inscrutable, often through silence.
  • v. To make one guess at the unknowable
  • v. To befuddle.
  • v. For the feminine to co-opt, dominate, or devour the masculine, especially from a paranoid fear of this happening
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n.
  • n. In Egyptian art, an image of granite or porphyry, having a human head, or the head of a ram or of a hawk, upon the wingless body of a lion.
  • n. On Greek art and mythology, a she-monster, usually represented as having the winged body of a lion, and the face and breast of a young woman.
  • n. Hence: A person of enigmatical character and purposes, especially in politics and diplomacy.
  • n. Any one of numerous species of large moths of the family Sphingidæ; -- called also hawk moth. See also tomato worm.
  • n. The Guinea, or sphinx, baboon (Cynocephalus sphinx).
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. In Greek myth, a female monster, said to have proposed a riddle to the Thebans who passed her as she sat on a rock by the roadside, and to have killed all who were not able to guess it.
  • n. In Egyptian antiquity, a figure somewhat similar in composition to the Greek, having the body of a lion (never winged), and a male human head or an animal head.
  • n. In heraldry, a creature with a lion's body and a woman's head, but not necessarily like any ancient original. It is assumed to be winged; when not winged, it should be blazoned “sans wings.”
  • n. An enigmatic or sphinx-like person; one who talks puzzlingly, or is inscrutable in disposition or character; one whom it is hard to understand.
  • n. In entomology:
  • n. A hawk-moth; a member of the genus Sphinx or the family Sphingidæ. See cuts under hawk-moth, hog-caterpillar. Lepidoptera, and Philampelus.
  • n. The typical genus of the family Sphingidæ.
  • n. The Guinea baboon, Cynocephalus papio or Papio sphinx. Also called sphinx-bahoon.
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  • n. an inscrutable person who keeps his thoughts and intentions secret
  • n. (Greek mythology) a riddling winged monster with a woman's head and breast on a lion's body; daughter of Typhon
  • n. one of a number of large stone statues with the body of a lion and the head of a man that were built by the ancient Egyptians
  • Hypernym
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    person    mortal    individual    someone    soul    somebody    mythical monster    mythical creature    statue   
    sphinges    hawk moth   
    Words with the same meaning
    monster    question    enigma   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Chinks    Lynx    blinks    brinks    chinks    drinks    finks    inks    jinks    jinx   
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    griffin    chimera    manticora    merfolk    sarcophagi    obelisk    hydra