mystery, enigma, secret, closed book(noun)
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
"how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets"
riddle, conundrum, enigma, brain-teaser(noun)
a difficult problem
Something puzzling, mysterious or inexplicable
A riddle, or a difficult problem
A German device used during World War II to encode strategic messages
Origin: From aenigma, from .
a dark, obscure, or inexplicable saying; a riddle; a statement, the hidden meaning of which is to be discovered or guessed
an action, mode of action, or thing, which cannot be satisfactorily explained; a puzzle; as, his conduct is an enigma
Origin: [L. aenigma, Gr. a'i`nigma, fr. a'ini`ssesqai to speak darkly, fr. a'i^nos tale, fable.]
Enigma is an electronic musical project founded in Germany by Michael Cretu, David Fairstein and Frank Peterson in 1990. The Romanian-born Cretu conceived the Enigma project while working in Germany, but based his recording studio A.R.T. Studios in Ibiza, Spain, from the early 1990s until May 2009, where he has recorded all of Enigma's studio releases to date. Cretu is both the composer and the producer of the project. His former wife, pop singer Sandra, often provided vocals on Enigma tracks. Jens Gad co-arranged and played guitar on three of the Enigma albums. Peter Cornelius also contributed to Enigma during the 1990s. Seven studio albums have been produced under the name of the project.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en-ig′ma, n. a statement with a hidden meaning to be guessed: anything very obscure: a riddle.—adjs. Enigmat′ic, -al, relating to, containing, or resembling an enigma: obscure: puzzling.—adv. Enigmat′ically.—v.t. Enig′matise, to utter or deal in riddles.—ns. Enig′matist, one who enigmatises; Enigmatog′raphy, science of enigmas and their solution. [L. ænigma—Gr. ainigma—ainissesthai, to speak darkly—ainos, a fable.]
The numerical value of enigma in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of enigma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The [chemical] reactions in which diamonds occur still remain an enigma.
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
It may well be doubted whether human ingenuity can construct an enigma... which human ingenuity may not, by proper application, resolve.
Kids with the most severe special needs are an enigma, they have the highest need for round-the-clock care, yet the lowest chance of finding forever families.
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.
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- загадка, мистерияBulgarian
- enigmaCatalan, Valencian
- αίνιγμα, πρόβλημαGreek
- arvoitus, mysteeriFinnish
- dubh-cheist, dubh-fhacalScottish Gaelic
- հանելուկ, առեղծվածArmenian
- enigma, indovinelloItalian
- 謎, エニグマJapanese
- enigma, raadselDutch
- zagadka, enigmaPolish
- головоломка, загадкаRussian
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