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sylph

 (sĭlf)
n.
1. A slim, graceful woman or girl.
2. In the occult philosophy of Paracelsus, a being that has air as its element.

[New Latin sylpha, perhaps blend of Latin sylvestris, of the forest (from silva, sylva, forest) and Latin nympha, nymph; see nymph.]
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sylph

(sɪlf)
n
1. a slender graceful girl or young woman
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) any of a class of imaginary beings assumed to inhabit the air. Also (rare): sylphid
[C17: from New Latin sylphus, probably coined from Latin silva wood + Greek numphē nymph]
ˈsylphˌlike, ˈsylphic, ˈsylphish, ˈsylphy, ˈsylphidine, ˈsylphine adj
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sylph

(sɪlf)

n.
1. a slender, graceful woman or girl.
2. (orig. in the writings of Paracelsus) any of a group of elemental beings, female and mortal, but soulless, that inhabit the air. Compare undine.
[1650–60; < New Latin sylphēs (pl.)]
sylph′ic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sylph - a slender graceful young woman
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
2.sylph - an elemental being believed to inhabit the air
imaginary being, imaginary creature - a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
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Translations

sylph

[sɪlf] N (Myth) (male) → silfo m, sílfide f; (female) → sílfide f
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sylph

n (Myth) → Sylphe mf; (fig: = girl) → Sylphide f, → Nymphe f
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sylph

[sɪlf] nsilfo
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