n. 女巫, 女算命者, 女预言家
[ noun ]
- a woman who tells fortunes
- (ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet
Sibyl \Sib"yl\, n. [L. sibylla, Gr. ????.]
1. (Class. Antiq.) A woman supposed to be endowed with a
spirit of prophecy.
Note: 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.
- Liz Greene, a Jungian psychotherapist, talks about the age of Aquarius She was poised, a beautiful sibyl, under her own painting of a church hewn from the rock in old Cappadocia.