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EtymologyEdit

From French sylphide, from New Latin sylphes, coined by Swiss occultist 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).

More at sylph.

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NounEdit

sílfide f (plural sílfides)

  1. feminine equivalent of silfo
  2. sylph (slender woman or girl)

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsilfide/, [ˈsilfiðe]

NounEdit

sílfide f (plural sílfides)

  1. sylph