sylph


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

sylph

any of a class of imaginary beings assumed to inhabit the air

sylph

spirit inhabiting atmosphere in Rosicrucian philosophy. [Medieval Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1055]
See: Air
References in periodicals archive ?
The Mountain Sylph was reduced from five to three scenes according to an advertisement for Professor Pepper's PROTEOUS and the Spectral Opera Company's performance in Hanley (Staffordshire Sentinel, 16 Feb.
D is the latest musical project formed by Vincere Sylph.
When James deserts his bride and follows the Sylph to a woodland glade, the mood becomes more ethereal, until he clips her wings and she dances to her death in a bloodied sark.
Talismanic captain Brett Sylph has taken a year's break from rugby, so scrum-half Jonathan Scott is the new skipper.
The clasp awarded were 1st June, 1794, Sylph, 28th Sept,1801, Trafalgar, Boat Service 27th July, 1809, and Algiers.
Among the objectors was Londonbased Wynter Sylph, the Druid High Priestess of the Avebury Druidic Society, who quoted the legendary King Arthur in her letter of objection to the planning committee.
Taking pride of place is the model Sylph, a half eye frame which has been styled with all the drama of Baroque.
During her stay with the Dragon Queen, Qwen, the estranged daughter of Yavie's guardian Nall, helps Arcinae find the Sylph who give Arcinae her wings back in exchange for her immortality.
This guidance includes detailed answers to common questions regarding the auditors' report on information related to an entity's IFRS transition," said IAASB technical director Jim Sylph.
A software program called Sylph, created by computer science professor Richard Muntz, will help researchers find useful patterns in what would otherwise be an overwhelming amount of information.
Sylph says the committee plans to conduct further research into "moderate" assurance (such as a review of prospective financial information), how it affects the work effort of accountants and how it should be communicated in their reports.
Guy met with Sylph to explore the future of international auditing standards and ask whether they would ever replace U.