sphin·​gid ˈsfin-jəd How to pronounce sphingid (audio)

Word History


ultimately from Greek sphing-, sphinx sphinx

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sphingid was circa 1909

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Cite this Entry

“Sphingid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sphingid. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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