1A woman in ancient times who was thought to utter the prophecies of a god.
More example sentences
- Looking on are the prophets and sibyls, the mysterious seers of man's tragedy.
- They inquire of ancient apocalyptic books and oracles, of sibyls and divines, who remembered the future and predicted it in the past: an exercise in retroactive foresight.
- Droitture explains that her first stones are the sibyls and female prophets; as exemplars of prudent wisdom and fore - sight, they demonstrate that God has entrusted his secrets to faithful and devoted women.
from Old French Sibile or medieval Latin Sibilla, via Latin from Greek Sibulla.
Definition of sibyl in:
- The US English dictionary