Associations to the word «Sphinx»

Wiktionary

SPHINX, noun. (mythology) A creature with the head of a person and the body of an animal (commonly a lion).
SPHINX, noun. A person who keeps his/her thoughts and intentions secret; an enigmatic person.
SPHINX, noun. Cynocephalus sphinx, a kind of baboon.
SPHINX, noun. A sphinx moth.
SPHINX, noun. (rare) A sphincter.
SPHINX, verb. To decorate with sphinxes
SPHINX, verb. To adopt the posture of the Sphinx.
SPHINX, verb. To be inscrutable, often through silence
SPHINX, verb. To make one guess at the unknowable
SPHINX, verb. To befuddle
SPHINX, verb. For the feminine to co-opt, dominate, or devour the masculine, especially from a paranoid fear of this happening
SPHINX, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Sphingidae   — many species of moths.
SPHINX, proper noun. (usually with "the") An ancient, large statue in Egypt, with the face of a man and the body of a lion, lying near the Great Pyramids.
SPHINX, proper noun. (Greek mythology) One of the many offspring of Typhon and Echidna, a winged lion-like creature with a woman's face, who commited suicide out of frustration after Oedipus managed to solve her riddles.

Dictionary definition

SPHINX, noun. An inscrutable person who keeps his thoughts and intentions secret.
SPHINX, noun. (Greek mythology) a riddling winged monster with a woman's head and breast on a lion's body; daughter of Typhon.
SPHINX, noun. 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.

Wise words

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