Sib"yl (?), n. [L. sibylla, Gr. .]
1. Class. Antiq.
A woman supposed to be endowed with a spirit of prophecy.
⇒ The number of the sibyls is variously stated by different authors; but the opinion of Varro, that there were ten, is generally adopted. They dwelt in various parts of Persia, Greece, and Italy.
A female fortune teller; a pythoness; a prophetess.
"An old highland sibyl
Sir W. Scott.
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