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e·nig·ma

 (ĭ-nĭg′mə)
n. pl. e·nig·mas also e·nig·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
1. One that is puzzling, ambiguous, or inexplicable.
2. A perplexing speech or text; a riddle.

[Latin aenigma, from Greek ainigma, from ainissesthai, ainig-, to speak in riddles, from ainos, fable.]
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enigma

(ɪˈnɪɡmə)
n
a person, thing, or situation that is mysterious, puzzling, or ambiguous
[C16: from Latin aenigma, from Greek ainigma, from ainissesthai to speak in riddles, from ainos fable, story]
enigmatic, ˌenigˈmatical adj
ˌenigˈmatically adv
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e•nig•ma

(əˈnɪg mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
1. a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation.
2. a person of puzzling or contradictory character.
3. a saying, picture, etc., containing a hidden meaning; riddle.
[1530–40; < Latin aenigma < Greek aínigma <ainik- (s. of ainíssesthai to speak in riddles, derivative of aînos fable)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enigma - something that baffles understanding and cannot be explainedenigma - something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets"
perplexity - trouble or confusion resulting from complexity
2.enigma - a difficult problemenigma - a difficult problem      
problem - a question raised for consideration or solution; "our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"
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enigma

noun mystery, problem, puzzle, riddle, paradox, conundrum, teaser This country remains an enigma for the outside world.
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enigma

noun
Anything that arouses curiosity or perplexes because it is unexplained, inexplicable, or secret:
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Translations
لُغْز، أُحجِيَه
gådemysterium
talány
gáta
mįslėmįslingai
mīklanoslēpums

enigma

[ɪˈnɪgmə] Nenigma m
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enigma

[ɪˈnɪgmə] n (= mystery) → énigme f
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enigma

nRätsel nt
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enigma

[ɪˈnɪgmə] nenigma m
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enigma

(iˈnigmə) noun
anything difficult to understand; a mystery.
enigmatic (enigˈmӕtik) adjective
puzzling; mysterious. an enigmatic smile.
ˌenigˈmatically adverb
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