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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.]
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
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.)]
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