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[law-guh-grif, log-uh-] /ˈlɔ gə grɪf, ˈlɒg ə-/
an anagram, or a puzzle involving anagrams.
a puzzle in which a certain word, and other words formed from any or all of its letters, must be guessed from indications given in a set of verses.
Origin of logogriph
1590-1600; logo- + Greek grîphos a fishing basket, riddle
Related forms
logogriphic, adjective Unabridged
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  • The circle of the sciences was for Castanier something like a logogriph for a man who does not know the key to it.

    Melmoth Reconciled Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for logogriph


a word puzzle, esp one based on recombination of the letters of a word
Derived Forms
logogriphic, adjective
Word Origin
C16: via French from logo- + Greek grīphos puzzle
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Word Origin and History for logogriph

a type of word puzzle based on synonyms, etc., and often in the form of a verse, 1590s, from French logogriphe, from Greek logos (see logos) + griphos "riddle," literally "fishing basket."

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