androsphinx etymology

English word androsphinx comes from English andro- (Human. Man, male.), English sphinx

Detailed word origin of androsphinx

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
andro- English (eng) Human. Man, male.
sphinx English (eng) For the feminine to co-opt, dominate, or devour the masculine, especially from a paranoid fear of this happening. To adopt the posture of the Sphinx.. To be inscrutable, often through silence. To befuddle. To decorate with sphinxes. To make one guess at the unknowable (mythology) A creature with the head of a person and the body of an animal (commonly a lion).. (rare) A sphincter.. A person [...]
androsphinx English (eng) A sphinx with the head of a man.

Words with the same origin as androsphinx

Descendants of andro-
andragogy androblastoma androcracy androcratic androdioecism androdioecy androgen androgenemia androgyny andrology andromimetic andromonoecy andromorphic andropathy androphagous androphile androphore andropodium androsexual androsphere androtomy anthro- anthrogenic xenoandrogen