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proper noun 
  1. (definite: The Sphinx) An ancient, large statue in Egypt, with the face of a man and the body of a lion, lying near the Great Pyramids.
  2. (mythology) The demon of destruction and bad luck in Greek mythology.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: Sfinx
  • French: Sphinx
  • German: Sphinx
  • Italian: Sfinge
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: Esfinge

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noun 
  1. a person who keeps his thoughts and intentions secret
  2. (mythology) a creature with the head of a human and the body of an animal (commonly a lion)
Translations: 
  • Dutch: (t, nl, sphynx)
Etymology: From Spynx < Sphinx < , (Sfinx) < (sphingo) "to strangle".


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