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Meaning of "androsphinx" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ANDROSPHINX

androsphinx  [ˈændrəˌsfɪŋks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANDROSPHINX

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Androsphinx is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ANDROSPHINX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

androsphinx

Sphinx

A sphinx is a mythical creature with, as a minimum, the body of a lion and a human head. In Greek tradition, it has the haunches of a lion, sometimes with the wings of a great bird, and the face of a human. It is mythicised as treacherous and merciless. Those who cannot answer its riddle suffer a fate typical in such mythological stories, as they are killed and eaten by this ravenous monster. This deadly version of a sphinx appears in the myth and drama of Oedipus. Unlike the Greek sphinx which was a woman, the Egyptian sphinx is typically shown as a man. In addition, the Egyptian sphinx was viewed as benevolent, but having a ferocious strength similar to the malevolent Greek version and were both thought of as a guardian often flanking the entrances to temples. In European decorative art, the sphinx enjoyed a major revival during the Renaissance. Later, the sphinx image, something very similar to the original Ancient Egyptian concept, was exported into many other cultures, albeit often interpreted quite differently due to translations of descriptions of the originals and the evolution of the concept in relation to other cultural traditions.

Definition of androsphinx in the English dictionary

The definition of androsphinx in the dictionary is a sphinx having the head of a man.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ANDROSPHINX


blinks
blɪŋks
drinks
drɪŋks
hieracosphinx
ˌhaɪəˈreɪkəʊˌsfɪŋks
hijinks
ˈhaɪˌdʒɪŋks
hypopharynx
ˌhaɪpəʊˈfærɪŋks
jinks
dʒɪŋks
jinx
dʒɪŋks
jynx
dʒɪŋks
larynx
ˈlærɪŋks
Lincs
lɪŋks
links
lɪŋks
lynx
lɪŋks
methinks
mɪˈθɪŋks
minx
mɪŋks
nasopharynx
ˌneɪzəʊˈfærɪŋks
oropharynx
ˌɔːrəʊˈfærɪŋks
pharynx
ˈfærɪŋks
sphinx
sfɪŋks
Sphynx
sfɪŋks
syrinx
ˈsɪrɪŋks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANDROSPHINX

androgenous
androgyne
androgynophore
androgynous
androgyny
android
andrologist
andrology
Andromache
Andromeda
Andromedae
andromedotoxin
andromonoecious
andromonoecism
andropause
androphore
Andropov
Andros
androsphinges
androsterone

WORDS THAT END LIKE ANDROSPHINX

bay lynx
Bronx
desert lynx
lanx
Manx
meninx
phalanx
phorminx
Polish lynx
quincunx
salpinx
thanx
the Bronx
the Sphinx

Synonyms and antonyms of androsphinx in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «androsphinx» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ANDROSPHINX

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The translations of androsphinx from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «androsphinx» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

androsphinx
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Androsphinx
570 millions of speakers

English

androsphinx
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

androsphinx
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

androsphinx
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

androsphinx
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Androsphinx
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

androsphinx
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

androsphinx
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Androsphinx
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Androsphinx
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

androsphinx
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

androsphinx
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Androsphinx
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

androsphinx
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆண் தலை கொண்ட சிங்க உருவச் சிலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एंड्रोफिन्क्स
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

androsphinx
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

androsphinx
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

androsphinx
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

androsphinx
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

androsphinx
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

androsphinx
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

androsphinx
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

androsphinx
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

androsphinx
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of androsphinx

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANDROSPHINX»

The term «androsphinx» is used very little and occupies the 189.133 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ANDROSPHINX» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about androsphinx

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANDROSPHINX»

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Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction
Apotrope a symbolic statue, image or construction intended to provide protection against evil spirits sphinx a sculpted figure which has the prostrate body of a lion and the head of a human (androsphinx) or other animal such as a ram ...
Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi, 2008
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Monstrous manual
Androsphinx Androsphinxes are huge, winged mythological creatures with the bodies of male lions and man-like facial features. They can speak the languages of common and all sphinxes. Combat: The male, or andro-, sphinx is the most ...
Doug Stewart, TSR Inc, Bonvillain, 1993
3
The Undesired Princess
“Those were mere rhetoric,” gasped the androsphinx. “Addressed to the atmosphere, as it were. You need not have answered—yet. The question is yet to come. Now, it is also true that every cat has one tail more than no cat. Hence, if no cat ...
L. Sprague de Camp, 2011
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Atlas of Egyptian Art
The criosphinx below is a combination of ram and lion; a row of such creatures carved in limestone under Ramesses ll lined the approach to the Great Temple at Kamak (shown on p. 96). Above the red granite androsphinx has a human head;  ...
Prisse D'Avennes, Maarten J.Raven, 2007
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Old Testament and Ancient Egypt Teacher's Manual
There are so many sphinxes in Egypt that they have come up with names for each kind: hierocosphinx (lion body with hawk head), crisosphinx (lion body with ram head), and androsphinx (lion body with human head). Sphinxes are often found ...
Laurie Detweiler, 2004
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Classical Numismatic Auctions XII
[L]-IH, Sphinx with human head standing right (androsphinx), trampling on serpent, crocodile's head emerges from Sphinx's chest and its tail is an Uraeus ( cobra); behind, Nike flying right with wreath to crown Sphinx. Apparently unpublished ...
Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
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Goddess Gambit
Furthermore, the Androsphinx was in what's now Egypt while the Gynosphinx, the Headworld having thoroughly dried out in the first few decades of the Dome, was on Incain's beach. Both sphinxes were immobile and both also contained ...
Jim McPherson, 2011
8
The Legacy of Heroes: A Fantasy Role-Playing Game; Game ...
... from the sphinx Climate: Temperate to desert hills Intelligence: High to Genius ( 14-18) Alignment: Neutral Skills: Interaction +18, Intuition +18 Androsphinx Level 11 Champion Type(s): Magical Beast Perception: +21, Blindsight Initiative:+17 ...
Vincent Venturella
9
Army of the Dead
Others suggested they ask for the help of one of their monster allies such as a gargoyle or an umber hulk, or perhaps a roc or an androsphinx. They were all possibilities. The gargoyle was a rough humanoid shape with enormous bat-like  ...
Edo Van Belkom, 2003
10
Halcyon
“Technically, an Androsphinx.” Echo kept going, priding himself in his knowledge. “And, at the bottom of this sandstone statue by the front paws was a plaque with just a name on it. All it said was Bromos.” Echo finally caught on. “Okay, why'd ...

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANDROSPHINX»

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Mars rover photo: A faceless sphinx found on the Red Planet?
But without a face, there is no way to tell if it is an androsphinx, the traditional sphinx statue that depicted a human face on the body of a lion. «Examiner.com, Oct 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Androsphinx [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/androsphinx>. Aug 2019 ».
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