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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.]

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

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.
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
Translations

sylph

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

sylph

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

sylph

[sɪlf] nsilfo
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Nissan Motor Company (NASDAQ: NSANY) (TYO: 7201), a Japan-based automaker, is planning to launch its Sylphy in India.
Executive Vice President Takao Katagiri said at a press conference that Nissan also plans to unveil a fully renovated version of the Sylphy small sedan at the year-end in Japan, which will be produced at a plant in Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo.
Optional include the Avenir, Bassara, Bluebird Sylphy, Cedric, Cefiro, Cube, Elgrand, Gloria, Liberty, March, Presage, Primera, Serena, Teana, Wingroad and X-Trail.
The successful sales growth was also supported by the global model, the new Sylphy, as well as the award-winning executive sedan and compact SUV, the new Altima and all-new X-Trail, respectively.
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Nissan said its sales in China grew 51.4 percent in January to June from a year earlier to 503,000 units, boosted by sales of such models as Sylphy and Teana.
Management claims that 11 of the 15 models introduced since August 2000 (starting with the Bluebird Sylphy) will be equipped with J-ULEV engines.
In China, where the company's results are calculated on a calendar-year basis, strong performances by the new Kicks, X-Trail and Sylphy led to a 2.9% increase in Nissan's unit sales increased to 1.564 million units, equivalent to a market share of 5.9%.
Since the start of operations of NPI last year, Navara is the fourth Nissan model that was successfully introduced in the local market, which was preceded by the Altima, Sylphy and followed by the X-Trail compact Sports Utility Vehicle.
The model is based on the second-generation Sylphy that was unveiled in Tokyo in 2005.