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.)
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.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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