zgripțor

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Romanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the form gripsor, from Byzantine Greek γρύψ (grúps), from Ancient Greek γρύψ (grúps) (whence ultimately also grifon, borrowed through French). The final -or may result from the plural of an original form *grips > *gripsuri.

Noun[edit]

zgripțor m (plural zgripțori)

  1. (archaic) a mythical powerful bird-like creature, often with two heads
  2. Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)
  3. (archaic) a seal or coat of arms featuring a double-headed eagle
  4. (archaic) an old Austrian coin with this kind of eagle on it
  5. (figuratively) epithet for someone who is cruel, beastly, vicious; brute, beast; also miser

Synonyms[edit]

  • (mythical bird-like creature; seal or coat of arms with eagle): pajură

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