Phoe·​bus ˈfē-bəs How to pronounce Phoebus (audio)
: apollo
not capitalized : sun

Examples of Phoebus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tom Phoebus Tom Phoebus, who was from Baltimore, pitched in 134 games for the Orioles from 1966 to 1970. Paul McCardell, Baltimore Sun, 17 Jan. 2024 Circling the Globe The Phoebus cartel enjoyed a truly global reach. IEEE Spectrum, 24 Sep. 2014 Flaherty allowed one run over six innings while striking out eight, becoming only the third Orioles pitcher to record that stat line in his team debut along with Tom Phoebus (Mount Saint Joseph) in 1966 and Charlie Beamon in 1956. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 3 Aug. 2023

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Word History


Latin, from Greek Phoibos, from phoibos radiant

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Phoebus was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Phoebus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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