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.
zgripțor m (plural zgripțori)
- (archaic) a mythical powerful bird-like creature, often with two heads
- eastern imperial eagle (Aquila heliaca)
- (archaic) a seal or coat of arms featuring a double-headed eagle
- (archaic) an old Austrian coin with this kind of eagle on it
- (figuratively) epithet for someone who is cruel, beastly, vicious; brute, beast; also miser
- (mythical bird-like creature; seal or coat of arms with eagle): pajură