Dictionary.com

Phoebus

[ fee-buhs ]
/ ˈfi bəs /
Save This Word!

noun

Classical Mythology. Apollo as the sun god.
Literary. the sun personified.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of Phoebus

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English Febus, Phebus, from Latin Phoebus, from Greek phoîbos “shining, radiant, bright,” used in Homer as epithet and name for Apollo; further origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM Phoebus

Phoe·be·an [fi-bee-uhn, fee-bee-], /fɪˈbi ən, ˈfi bi-/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use Phoebus in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Phoebus

Phoebus
/ (ˈfiːbəs) /

noun

Also called: Phoebus Apollo Greek myth Apollo as the sun god
poetic a personification of the sun

Word Origin for Phoebus

C14: via Latin from Greek Phoibos bright; related to phaos light
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK