sylphe

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin sylphes, sylphi, coined by Paracelsus in the 16th century, possibly based on a combination of Latin sylvestris (from the woods) + nympha (nymph), or otherwise Ancient Greek σίλφη (sílphē, beetle).

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Noun[edit]

sylphe m (plural sylphes)

  1. sylph (the elemental being of air)

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