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androsphinx

[an-druh-sfingks]
noun, plural an·dro·sphinx·es, an·dro·sphin·ges [an-druh-sfin-jeez] /ˈæn drəˌsfɪn dʒiz/.
  1. a sphinx with the head of a man.
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Origin of androsphinx

From Greek, dating back to 1600–10; see origin at andro-, sphinx
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Examples from the Web for androsphinx

Historical Examples

  • Sometimes the androsphinx has human hands in place of the lion's paws.

    A History of Art for Beginners and Students

    Clara Erskine Clement

  • The form of which we have spoken as being that of the great Sphinx is called the androsphinx (Fig. 3).


British Dictionary definitions for androsphinx

androsphinx

noun plural -sphinxes or -sphinges (-ˌsfɪndʒiːz)
  1. a sphinx having the head of a man
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