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1. One of a number of women regarded as oracles or prophets by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
2. A woman prophet.
[Middle English sibile, from Old French, from Latin Sibylla, from Greek Sibulla.]
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1. (Classical Myth & Legend) (in ancient Greece and Rome) any of a number of women believed to be oracles or prophetesses, one of the most famous being the sibyl of Cumae, who guided Aeneas through the underworld
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) a witch, fortune-teller, or sorceress
[C13: ultimately from Greek Sibulla, of obscure origin]
sibylline sibyllic, sibylic adj
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1. any of a group of semilegendary women of the ancient world, who possessed prophetic powers.
2. a female prophet or fortune-teller.
[1250–1300; Middle English Sibil < Medieval Latin Sibilla < Greek Síbylla]
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Ancient Greece and Rome. a woman with oracular or prophetic powers, the most celebrated being that of Cumae. — sibyllic, — sibylic, sibylline, adj.See also: Divination
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|Noun||1.||sibyl - a woman who tells fortunes|
|2.||sibyl - (ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet|
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sibyl[ˈsɪbɪl] n → sibilla
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