Cyb·​e·​le ˈsi-bə-(ˌ)lē How to pronounce Cybele (audio)
: a nature goddess of the ancient peoples of Asia Minor

Word History


Latin, from Greek Kybelē

First Known Use

1576, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cybele was in 1576

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“Cybele.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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