sylphish

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sylph (sɪlf)
 
n
1.  a slender graceful girl or young woman
2.  any of a class of imaginary beings assumed to inhabit the air
 
[C17: from New Latin sylphus, probably coined from Latin silva wood + Greek numphēnymph]
 
'sylphlike
 
adj
 
'sylphic
 
adj
 
'sylphish
 
adj
 
'sylphy
 
adj

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