Origin of sibyl
Synonyms for sibyl
Related Words for sibylseer, forecaster, bard, auspex, prognosticator, magus, wizard, reader, soothsayer, sorcerer, medium, witch, fortuneteller, clairvoyant, diviner, astrologer, oracle, augur, prophetess, druid
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Historical Examples of sibyl
Her girlhood had in it a certain dignity as of a virgin priestess or sibyl.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
I'm afraid the Sibyl is the only person capable of interpreting these.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
The Sibyl placed them in rows on the ledges of rock inside the cavern.
The Sibyl only smiled and threw three of the books into the open fire.
With a guard on either side the Sibyl was shown into the presence of the king.
Word Origin for sibyl
"woman supposed to possess powers of prophecy, female soothsayer," c.1200, from Old French sibile, from Latin Sibylla, from Greek Sibylla, name for any of several prophetesses consulted by ancient Greeks and Romans, of uncertain origin. Said to be from Doric Siobolla, from Attic Theoboule "divine wish."