Hippogriff
Hippogriff Hip"po*griff, n. [F. hippogriffe; cf. It. ippogrifo. See {Hippopotamus}, {Griffon}.] (Myth.) A fabulous winged animal, half horse and half griffin. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • hippogriff — also hippogryph, 1650s, from Fr. hippogriffe (16c.), from It. ippogrifo, from Gk. hippos horse (see EQUINE (Cf. equine)) + It. grifo, from L.L. gryphus griffin (see GRIFFIN (Cf. griffin)). A creature part griffin, but with body and hind parts in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hippogriff — or hippogryph [hip′ō grif΄] n. [Fr hippogriffe < It ippogrifo < Gr hippos (see HIPPO ) + L gryphus, GRIFFIN] a mythical monster with the hindquarters of a horse and the head and wings of a griffin …   English World dictionary

  • Hippogriff — A Hippogriff (also spelled Hippogryph and Hippogryphe) is a legendary creature, supposedly the offspring of a griffin and a mare. Ludovico Ariosto s poem, Orlando furioso (1516) contains an early description (canto IV):::::XVIII:No empty fiction… …   Wikipedia

  • hippogriff — noun Etymology: French hippogriffe, from Italian ippogrifo, from ippo (from Greek hippos horse) + grifo griffin, from Latin gryphus Date: circa 1656 a legendary animal having the foreparts of a griffin and the body of a horse …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hippogriff — /hip euh grif /, n. a fabulous creature resembling a griffin but having the body and hind parts of a horse. Also, hippogryph. [1645 55; earlier hippogryph, Latinized < It ippogrifo. See HIPPO , GRIFFIN1] * * * ▪ legendary animal       a legendary …   Universalium

  • hippogriff — noun a mythical beast, half griffin and half horse, supposedly the offspring of a griffin and a filly. To talk of being able to ride with stirrups, is trifling: get on Pegasus, bestride the hippogryph, or mount the white nag in the Revelation …   Wiktionary

  • hippogriff — [ hɪpə(ʊ)grɪf] (also hippogryph) noun a mythical creature with the body of a horse and a griffin s wings and head. Origin C17: from Fr. hippogriffe, from Ital. ippogrifo, from Gk hippos horse + Ital. grifo griffin …   English new terms dictionary

  • hippogriff — hip·po·griff …   English syllables

  • hippogriff — hip•po•griff or hip•po•gryph [[t]ˈhɪp əˌgrɪf[/t]] n. myt a fabled creature resembling a griffin but having the body and hind parts of a horse • Etymology: 1645–55; Latinization of It ippogrifo. See hippo , griffin …   From formal English to slang

  • hippogriff — /ˈhɪpəgrɪf/ (say hipuhgrif) noun a mythical creature resembling a griffin, but having the body and hind parts of a horse. Also, hippogryph. {French hippogriffe, from Italian ippogrifo, from ippo (from Greek hippos horse) + grifo griffin1} …   Australian English dictionary

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