- any of certain women consulted as prophetesses by the ancient Greeks and Romans
- a fortuneteller
Origin of sibylMiddle English sibille ; from Classical Latin sibylla ; from Classical Greek
a feminine name: var. Sybil
Origin of SibylClassical Latin Sibylla: see sibyl
- One of a number of women regarded as oracles or prophets by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
- A woman prophet.
Origin of sibylMiddle English sibile, from Old French, from Latin Sibylla, from Greek Sibulla.
Latin Sibylla, from Ancient Greek Σίβυλλα (Sibulla).
- A female given name.
- Alternative capitalization of sibyl
- Used as a name since the Middle Ages. Since the 19th century usually spelled Sybil.
Latin Sibylla, Ancient Greek Σίβυλλα (Sibulla, “sibyl”) , name of ancient Greek prophetesses.