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grif·fin

also grif·fon or gryph·on  (grĭf′ən)
n.
A fabulous beast with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion.

[Middle English griffoun, from Old French griffon, from grif, from Latin grȳpus, grȳphus, variants of grȳps, grȳp-, from Greek grūps.]

griffin

(ˈɡrɪfɪn) ,

griffon

or

gryphon

n
(Classical Myth & Legend) a winged monster with an eagle-like head and the body of a lion
[C14: from Old French grifon, from Latin grӯphus, from Greek grups, from grupos hooked]

griffin

(ˈɡrɪfɪn)
n
(Peoples) a newcomer to the Orient, esp one from W Europe
[C18: of unknown origin]

grif•fin

(ˈgrɪf ɪn)

also griffon



n.
a fabled monster, usu. having the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion.
[1300–50; Middle English griffoun < Middle French grifon < Latin grȳphus < Greek grȳp-, s. of gryps curled, curved, having a hooked nose]
grif`fin•esque′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.griffin - winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a liongriffin - winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
Translations

griffin

[ˈgrɪfɪn] Ngrifo m

griffin

[ˈgrɪfɪn] griffon [ˈgrɪfən] n (MYTHOLOGY)griffon m

griffin

n (Myth) → (Vogel) Greif m

griffin

[ˈgrɪfɪn] n (Myth) → grifone m
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