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[law-guh-grif, log-uh-] /ˈlɔ gə grɪf, ˈlɒg ə-/

an anagram, or a puzzle involving anagrams.
a puzzle in which a certain word, and other words formed from any or all of its letters, must be guessed from indications given in a set of verses.
a word puzzle, esp one based on recombination of the letters of a word

a type of word puzzle based on synonyms, etc., and often in the form of a verse, 1590s, from French logogriphe, from Greek logos (see logos) + griphos “riddle,” literally “fishing basket.”


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  • Logology

    noun the scientific study of words Word Origin Greek logos ‘word’ Usage Note rare

  • Logomachy

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  • Logomancy

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