phoebe definition by Webster's New World
Origin: echoic, with spelling, spelled after Phoebe
- a feminine name
- Gr. Myth. Artemis as goddess of the moon: identified with the Roman Diana
- Old Poet. the moon personified
- the small outermost satellite of Saturn, having an unusual retrograde orbit
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek Phoibē, feminine of Phoibos: see Phoebus
phoebe definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Imitative of its song (influenced by the name Phoebe).
- Greek Mythology The goddess Artemis.
- A satellite of Saturn.
- The moon personified.
Origin: Middle English phebe, from Latin Phoebē, from Greek Phoibē, from feminine of phoibos, shining.