sibyl definition by Webster's New World
- any of certain women consulted as prophetesses by the ancient Greeks and Romans
- a fortuneteller
Origin: Middle English sibille ; from Classical Latin sibylla ; from Classical Greek
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a feminine name: var. Sybil
Origin: Classical Latin Sibylla: see sibyl
sibyl definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One of a number of women regarded as oracles or prophets by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
- A woman prophet.
Origin: Middle English sibile, from Old French, from Latin Sibylla, from Greek Sibulla.