noun Classical Mythology.
Origin of griffin1
Definition for griffin (2 of 3)
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Definition for griffin (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for griffin
The series begins with a voiceover from a 9-year-old boy named Charlie (Griffin Gluck), basically a more precocious Meredith Grey.‘Red Band Society’ Is Really Freaking Sad (And May Be TV’s Best New Drama)|Kevin Fallon|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Griffin is herself a character in the novel, the invisible hand on the other end of the tape recorder in all the interviews.
Griffin mined the portfolios of four artists to create the vast collection of images that dot the book.
Griffin Dunne directed that episode and he wanted me to feel like a caged animal.Julianna Margulies's Favorite 'The Good Wife' Scenes|Julianna Margulies|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Griffin screen-capped a series of direct messages that are allegedly from him.Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire Posts Pro-Palestine Photo, Allegedly Cyberbullies Israeli-Born MTV VJ|Robert Silverman|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This fop, played by Griffin, is for winning a beauty by the rules of metaphysics.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 1 of 3)|John Doran
Griffin would have helped about the tree and learnt to make a mummy when we have our party.The Two Sides of the Shield|Charlotte M. Yonge
Yes; did you explain to Mr. Griffin in your prior testimony why you didn't put it in?Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Crest: on a coronet, a griffin sejant, with wings displayed or.A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
Captain Griffin, in fact, landed with Captain Ommanney, and the traces were registered while the two officers were in company.Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack|Elisha Kent Kane
British Dictionary definitions for griffin (1 of 2)
griffon or gryphon
Word Origin for griffin
British Dictionary definitions for griffin (2 of 2)
Word Origin for griffin
Word Origin and History for griffin
c.1200 (as a surname), from Old French grifon "a bird of prey," also "fabulous bird of Greek mythology" (with head and wings of an eagle, body and hind quarters of a lion, believed to inhabit Scythia and guard its gold), from Late Latin gryphus, misspelling of grypus, variant of gryps (genitive grypos), from Greek gryps (genitive grypos) "curved, hook-nosed," in reference to its beak.
Klein suggests a Semitic source, "through the medium of the Hittites," and cites Hebrew kerubh "a winged angel," Akkad. karibu, epithet of the bull-colossus (see cherub). The same or an identical word was used, with uncertain connections, in mid-19c. Louisiana to mean "mulatto" (especially one one-quarter or two-fifths white) and in India from late 18c. to mean "newly arrived European."