hippogriff or hip·po·gryph [ hip- uh-grif] Examples Word Origin a fabulous creature resembling a griffin but having the body and hind parts of a horse. Origin of hippogriff 1645–55;
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I want you to think what message to send by the
Hippogriff to Mr. Noah.'
That a Pretenderette should dare to speak so to a
Hippogriff offered to bring me; he is the soul of courteous gentleness.
So she made no attempt to check the
Hippogriff or alter its course.
Even as he wondered, the
Hippogriff spread wings and flew away. British Dictionary definitions for hippogriff a monster of Greek mythology with a griffin's head, wings, and claws and a horse's body Word Origin for hippogriff
C17: from Italian
ippogrifo, from ippo- horse (from Greek hippos) + grifo griffin 1
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Word Origin and History for hippogriff n.
hippogryph, 1650s, from French hippogriffe (16c.), from Italian ippogrifo, from Greek hippos "horse" (see equine) + Italian grifo, from Late Latin gryphus "griffin" (see griffin). A creature part griffin, but with body and hind parts in the form of a horse.
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