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Noun: sphinx (sphinxes,sphinges)  sfingks
  1. An inscrutable person who keeps his thoughts and intentions secret
     
  2. One of a number of large stone statues with the body of a lion and the head of a man that were built by the ancient Egyptians
Noun: Sphinx
  1. (Greek mythology) a riddling winged monster with a woman's head and breast on a lion's body; daughter of Typhon

Derived forms: sphinges, sphinxes

Type of: individual, mortal, mythical creature, mythical monster, person, somebody, someone, soul, statue

Encyclopedia: Sphinx