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logogriph

[law-guh-grif, log-uh-]
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noun
  1. an anagram, or a puzzle involving anagrams.
  2. a puzzle in which a certain word, and other words formed from any or all of its letters, must be guessed from indications given in a set of verses.
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Origin of logogriph

1590–1600; logo- + Greek grîphos a fishing basket, riddle
Related formslog·o·griph·ic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The circle of the sciences was for Castanier something like a logogriph for a man who does not know the key to it.

    Melmoth Reconciled

    Honore de Balzac


British Dictionary definitions for logogriph

logogriph

noun
  1. a word puzzle, esp one based on recombination of the letters of a word
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Derived Formslogogriphic, adjective

Word Origin

C16: via French from logo- + Greek grīphos puzzle
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Word Origin and History for logogriph

n.

a type of word puzzle based on synonyms, etc., and often in the form of a verse, 1590s, from French logogriphe, from Greek logos (see logos) + griphos "riddle," literally "fishing basket."

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