noun, plural e·nig·mas; Chiefly Archaic e·nig·ma·ta [uh-nig-muh-tuh] /əˈnɪg mə tə/.
Origin of enigma
Examples from the Web for enigmas
Among the contents of that curious almanac are Latin and French enigmas, mathematical questions and paradoxes.Chats on Household Curios|Fred W. Burgess
It seems as if he cleared up every one of our enigmas to us, though we cannot say, Here or there is the word of solution.Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Then as we stood in the crowded aisle of the car we spoke in enigmas.The Booming of Acre Hill|John Kendrick Bangs
An eternal enigma herself, woman is eternally in love with enigmas.Prose Fancies|Richard Le Gallienne
In truth, the enigmas of the Hayti affair can be solved only by delving in the Spanish archives.William Pitt and the Great War|John Holland Rose
British Dictionary definitions for enigmas
Word Origin for enigma
Word Origin and History for enigmas
1580s, earlier enigmate (mid-15c.), from Latin aenigma "riddle," from Greek ainigma (plural ainigmata), from ainissesthai "speak obscurely, speak in riddles," from ainos "fable, riddle," of unknown origin.