Sibyl or Sib·ylle [sib-uh l] Examples noun
- a female given name.
Examples from the Web for sibylle Contemporary Examples of sibylle
The underground scene and Allerleirauh, however, dissolved, as did Exquisit and Sibylle.
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Historical Examples of sibylle
One of these novels, Sibylle, excited the anger of George Sand.
George Sand gives, in this novel, the counterpart of Sibylle.
Feuillet did not abandon the novel, and in 1862 he achieved a great success with Sibylle.
Sibylle is a fanciful young person, who from her earliest childhood dreams of impossible things.
British Dictionary definitions for sibylle sibyl noun
- (in ancient Greece and Rome) any of a number of women believed to be oracles or prophetesses, one of the most famous being the sibyl of Cumae, who guided Aeneas through the underworld
- a witch, fortune-teller, or sorceress
Derived Formssibylline (ˈsɪbɪˌlaɪn, sɪˈbɪlaɪn) or sibyllic or sibylic (sɪˈbɪlɪk), adjectiveWord Origin for sibyl C13: ultimately from Greek Sibulla, of obscure origin Word Origin and History for sibylle sibyl n.
“woman supposed to possess powers of prophecy, female soothsayer,” c.1200, from Old French sibile, from Latin Sibylla, from Greek Sibylla, name for any of several prophetesses consulted by ancient Greeks and Romans, of uncertain origin. Said to be from Doric Siobolla, from Attic Theoboule “divine wish.”