Origin: echoic, with sp. after Phoebe
Origin: L < Gr Phoibē, fem. of Phoibos: see Phoebus
See phoebe in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Imitative of its song (influenced by the name Phoebe).
Origin: Middle English phebe
Origin: , from Latin Phoebē
Origin: , from Greek Phoibē
Origin: , from feminine of phoibos, shining.
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