In Paracelsus's alchemical system, any of a class of mortal, soulless beings that inhabit the air.
A slender, graceful woman or girl.
A slim, graceful woman or girl.
In the occult philosophy of Paracelsus, a being that has air as its element.
(mythology) An invisible being of the air.
Origin of sylph
- New Latin sylpha perhaps blend of Latin sylvestris of the forest (from silva, sylva forest) Latin nympha nymph nymph
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition