any of a genus (Sayornis) of tyrant flycatchers with a grayish or brown back
Origin of phoebeechoic, 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 of PhoebeClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Phoibē, feminine of Phoibos: see Phoebus
Any of several insectivorous songbirds of the genus Sayornis of the Americas, noted for the flicking motion of the tail.
Origin of phoebeImitative of its song (influenced by the name Phoebe).
- Greek Mythology The goddess Artemis.
- A satellite of Saturn.
- The moon personified.
Origin of PhoebeMiddle English phebe, from Latin Phoebē, from Greek Phoibē, from feminine of phoibos, shining.
- A female given name.
- (Greek mythology) A Titan, goddess of the moon, sister-wife of Coeus, and daughter of Uranus and Gaia.
- (Greek mythology) An epithet and synonym for Selene; Phoebe Selene, after her maternal aunt, Phoebe (see above).
- (Greek mythology) An epithet and synonym for Artemis; Phoebe Artemis, after her maternal grandmother, Phoebe (see above).
- (astronomy) The 14th moon of Saturn.
Ancient Greek Φοίβη (Phoibē), feminine form of Φοῖβος (Phoebus, “bright”).