What does sylph mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sylphnoun

    a slender graceful young woman

  2. sylphnoun

    an elemental being believed to inhabit the air

Wiktionary

  1. sylphnoun

    A wood nymph.

    Etymology: First attested in 1657. From sylphes, coined by Paracelsus in the 16th century. The coinage may derive from sylva and nympha.

  2. sylphnoun

    The elemental being of air, usually female.

    Etymology: First attested in 1657. From sylphes, coined by Paracelsus in the 16th century. The coinage may derive from sylva and nympha.

  3. sylphnoun

    A slender woman or girl, usually graceful and sometimes with the implication of sublime station over everyday people.

    Etymology: First attested in 1657. From sylphes, coined by Paracelsus in the 16th century. The coinage may derive from sylva and nympha.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sylphnoun

    an imaginary being inhabiting the air; a fairy

    Etymology: [F. sylphe, m., fr. Gr. a kind of grub, beetle, or moth; -- so called by Paracelsus.]

  2. Sylphnoun

    fig.: A slender, graceful woman

    Etymology: [F. sylphe, m., fr. Gr. a kind of grub, beetle, or moth; -- so called by Paracelsus.]

  3. Sylphnoun

    any one of several species of very brilliant South American humming birds, having a very long and deeply-forked tail; as, the blue-tailed sylph (Cynanthus cyanurus)

    Etymology: [F. sylphe, m., fr. Gr. a kind of grub, beetle, or moth; -- so called by Paracelsus.]

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  1. Sylph

    Sylph is a mythological creature in the Western tradition. The term originates in Paracelsus, who describes sylphs as invisible beings of the air, his elementals of air. There is no known substantial mythos associated with them.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sylph

    silf, n. one of the elemental spirits of the air, intermediate between immaterial and material beings, occasionally holding intercourse with human creatures: a fairy.—n. Sylph′id, a little sylph.—adjs. Sylph′ine, Sylph′ish. [Fr. sylphe, of Celtic origin; but cf. Gr. silphē, a kind of beetle.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sylph in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sylph in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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