griffon vs gryphon what difference

what is difference between griffon and gryphon

English

Etymology

See griffin.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪfən

Noun

griffon (plural griffons)

  1. Alternative form of griffin (legendary creature)
  2. A breed of dog usually called the Brussels Griffon, reminiscent of the legendary creature.
  3. A griffon vulture.

Translations

Anagrams

  • offring, ring off

French

Etymology

From Old French grifon (grif + -on), from Latin grȳphus, gryps, from Ancient Greek γρύψ (grúps).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁi.fɔ̃/

Noun

griffon m (plural griffons)

  1. griffin (legendary creature)
  2. griffon vulture
  3. common swift

References

  • “griffon” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Norman

Etymology

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Noun

griffon m (plural griffons)

  1. (Jersey) scarifier

Old French

Alternative forms

  • gripun, gripoun

Etymology

From grif +‎ -on, from Latin gryps, from Ancient Greek γρύψ (grúps)

Noun

griffon m (oblique plural griffons, nominative singular griffons, nominative plural griffon)

  1. griffin (legendary creature)
  2. griffin (person of Greek, Middle Eastern or Asian descent)

Descendants

  • Middle English: griffoun, griphon, grefoun, gryffoun, gryffone, gryffon, grifown, griphonne, gryffyn, griffone, grefyne
    • English: griffin, griffon, gryphon
  • French: griffon


English

Noun

gryphon (plural gryphons)

  1. Alternative form of griffin

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