- [Class. Antiq] A woman supposed to be endowed with a spirit of prophecy.
- A female fortune teller; a pythoness; a prophetess."An old highland sibyl." [Sir W. Scott.]
Note: ☞ 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.
Etymology: L. sibylla, Gr. ����