Dictionary » S » Sibyl

Sibyl

sibyl

1. A woman supposed to be endowed with a spirit of prophecy.

The number of the sibyls is variously stated by different authors; but the opinion of Varro, that there were ten, is generally adopted. They dwelt in various parts of persia, Greece, and Italy.

2. A female fortune teller; a pythoness; a prophetess. An old highland sibyl.

Origin: L. Sibylla, Gr.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 792 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link