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.
2. A female fortune teller; a pythoness; a prophetess. "An old highland sibyl."
Sir W. Scott.
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