hieracosphinx

/ (ˌhaɪəˈreɪkəʊˌsfɪŋks) /

noun plural -sphinxes or -sphinges (-ˌsfɪndʒiːz)

(in ancient Egyptian art) a hawk-headed sphinx

Nearby words

  1. hie,
  2. hielamon,
  3. hieland,
  4. hiemal,
  5. hier-,
  6. hierarch,
  7. hierarchal,
  8. hierarchic,
  9. hierarchical,
  10. hierarchism

Word Origin for hieracosphinx

C18: from Greek hierax hawk + sphinx

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