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From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
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.