Origin of sylphidFrench sylphide: see sylph and amp; -id
Origin of sylphidFrench sylphide, from sylphe, sylph, from New Latin sylpha; see sylph.
- (poetic) A young or little sylph.
- The place of the sylphid queen. "” J. R. Drake.
- Ye sylphs and sylphids, to your chief give ear. "” Alexander Pope.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.