Sylphe

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1657. From New Latin sylphes, coined by Paracelsus in the 16th century. The coinage may derive from Latin sylvestris (of the woods) and nympha (nymph), or otherwise Ancient Greek σίλφη (sílphē, beetle).

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Noun[edit]

Sylphe m, f (genitive Sylphe or Sylphen, plural Sylphen, feminine Sylphide)

  1. sylph (the elemental being of air)

Declension[edit]

Masculine declension
Feminine declension