Griffin meaning

grĭfən
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A fabulous beast with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion.
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A mythical monster with the body and hind legs of a lion and the head, wings, and claws of an eagle.
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A mythical beast having the body of a lion and the wings and head of an eagle.
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(dated, Anglo-Indian) A person who has just arrived from Europe.

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A large vulture (Gyps fulvus) found in the mountainous parts of Southern Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor, supposed to be the "eagle" of the Bible. The bearded griffin is the lammergeier.
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A common Irish surname​, the Anglicized form of both the Ó Gríobhtha (Ballygriffey Co. Clare) and Ó Grifín (Dingle, Co. Kerry) clans.
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A Welsh patronymic surname​.
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A male given name derived from Griffinus, a latinized form of Griffith.
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A city in Georgia, USA.
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A town in Indiana.
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A hamlet in Saskatchewan.
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Origin of griffin

  • Middle English griffoun from Old French griffon from grif from Latin grȳpus, grȳphus variants of grȳps grȳp- from Greek grūps

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French griffon, from Latin gryphus, from Ancient Greek γρύψ (grups).

    From Wiktionary