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criosphinx

[ krahy-uh-sfingks ]
/ 藞kra瑟 蓹藢sf瑟艐ks /
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noun, plural cri路o路sphinx路es, cri路o路sphin路ges [krahy-uh-sfin-jeez]. /藢kra瑟 蓹藞sf瑟n d蕭iz/.
a sphinx with the head of a ram instead of a human.
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鈥淲as鈥 is used for the indicative past tense of 鈥渢o be,鈥 and 鈥渨ere鈥 is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of criosphinx

First recorded in 1805鈥10; from Greek kr铆os 鈥渞am鈥 + sphinx

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