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enigma

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English

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] aenigma (riddle), from Ancient Greek αἴνιγμα (ainigma), dark saying, riddle).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
enigma

Plural
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enigma ({{{1}}})[1]
  1. Something puzzling, mysterious or inexplicable
  2. A riddle, or a difficult problem

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  1. ^ enigma” listed by Dictionary.com Unabridged (v1·1)

Basque

Etymology

Spanish enigma, [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:eu:Template:lang:la derivations]] aenigma (riddle)

Noun

enigma

  1. enigma

Catalan

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ca:Template:lang:la derivations]] aenigma (riddle)

Noun

enigma m. (plural enigmes)

Singular
enigma m.

Plural
enigmes m.

  1. enigma

Derived terms


Italian

Noun

enigma m. (plural enigmi)

  1. enigma, riddle

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Spanish

Noun

enigma m. (plural enigmas)

Singular
enigma m.

Plural
enigmas m.

  1. enigma

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