noun, sib·yl often capitalized \ˈsi-bəl\

Definition of SIBYL

:  any of several prophetesses usually accepted as 10 in number and credited to widely separate parts of the ancient world (as Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, and Italy)
si·byl·ic or si·byl·lic \sə-ˈbi-lik\ adjective
sib·yl·line \ˈsi-bə-ˌlīn, -ˌlēn\ adjective

Origin of SIBYL

Middle English sibile, sybylle, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French sibile, from Latin sibylla, from Greek
First Known Use: 14th century


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