Sphinx

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Translingual[edit]

Sphinx ligustri

Proper noun[edit]

Sphinx f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Sphingidae – many species of moths.

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Σφίγξ (Sphínx), perhaps from σφίγγω (sphíngō, bind tightly, to strangle). The appurtenance of Egyptian

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sspw (sphinx),

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Sspw (Sphinx) is unclear.

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Proper noun[edit]

Sphinx

  1. (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.
  2. (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.

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Noun[edit]

Sphinx f, m (genitive Sphinx, plural Sphinxe or Sphingen)

  1. Sphinx

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The feminine declension:

The masculine declension:


Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

Sphinx f (genitive Sphingis); third declension

  1. Sphinx

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative Sphinx Sphingēs
genitive Sphingis Sphingum
dative Sphingī Sphingibus
accusative Sphingem Sphingēs
ablative Sphinge Sphingibus
vocative Sphinx Sphingēs

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