enigma

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anything that arouses curiosity or perplexes because it is unexplained, inexplicable, or secret

Synonyms for enigma

something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

a difficult problem

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Using the functional ambiguity implicit in aenigma, the book proceeds to examine Elizabethan and Jacobean travel plays looking at the relationships between gender and the monarchy.
Others link it to ambiguity, allusion, aenigma, and irony.
Riddles have been recognized as a source of metaphor as far back as Aristotle, and, under the Greek term ainigma and its Latin descendent aenigma, had their own place in standard lists of rhetorical tropes from classical times until the seventeenth century.
Meynell uses radically different figures--in "Aenigma Christi" Mary as the mother of God, in "Summer in England, 1914" British soldiers, and in "In Sleep" an atheist--to demonstrate Christ's indwelling of the human.
Charnock's sophistication is reflected in the 1572 alchemical Aenigmas, with their explicit accounts of the chemical apparatus and their relationship to their owner's development.