\sfˈɪŋks], \sfˈɪŋks], \s_f_ˈɪ_ŋ_k_s]\
Definitions of SPHINX
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- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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The Guinea, or sphinx, baboon (Cynocephalus sphinx).
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
A fabulous monster common to the anc. myth. of the Aryan, Grecian, and Egyptian nations, the so-called Egyptian sphinx being represented as a winged lion with a human head and bust, always in a lying attitude, the Greek sphinx being represented in any attitude which might suit the fancy of the poet; a fabulous creature near Thebes that used to propose riddles to travellers, and tear to pieces those who could not solve them, usually represented as having the winged body of a lion and the face and breast of a young woman; the generic name of the hawk-moths, so called because the attitude of the caterpillar resembles that of the Egyptian sphinx.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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