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 Hip’pocrene (3 syl.).Hippol’yta. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hip’pogriff.
 
The winged horse, whose father was a griffin and mother a filly (Greek, hippos, a horse, and gryphos, a griffin). A symbol of love. (Ariosto: Orlando Furioso, iv. 18, 19.)   1
       
“So saying, he caught him up, and without wing
Of hippogrif, bore through the air sublime,
Over the wilderness and o’er the plain.”
       
Milton: Paradise Regained, iv. 541–3.
   (See SIMURGH.)   2
 


 Hip’pocrene (3 syl.).Hippol’yta. 

 
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