sylph


sylph

noun \ˈsilf\

: a thin and graceful woman or girl

Full Definition of SYLPH

1
:  an elemental being in the theory of Paracelsus that inhabits air
2
:  a slender graceful woman or girl
sylph·like \ˈsil-ˌflīk\ adjective

Origin of SYLPH

New Latin sylphus
First Known Use: 1657

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