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griffin also: gryphon Pronunciation: / ˈgrɪfən /
American English: /ˈɡrɪfən/
British English: /ˈɡrɪfɪn/

Translation of griffin in Spanish:

noun

  • Example sentences
    • A formidable creature half lion, half eagle, the griffin is said to be one thousand times stronger than any lion and five thousand times as farsighted as an eagle.
    • Four heraldic beasts - two stags, a lion and a griffin - stand guard at a stone staircase opposite the coffin.
    • The pieces, which depict attack scenes between lions, bulls, and griffins, are distinguished by the trefoil rendering of the ears and the braided pattern of the hair along the body contours of the lions.

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