- (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.
- (mythology) The demon of destruction and bad luck in Greek mythology.
- Dutch: Sfinx
- French: Sphinx
- German: Sphinx
- Italian: Sfinge
- Spanish: Esfinge
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Translations: Etymology: From Spynx < Sphinx < , (Sfinx) < (sphingo) "to strangle".
- a person who keeps his thoughts and intentions secret
- (mythology) a creature with the head of a human and the body of an animal (commonly a lion)
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