Phoebe



[fee-bee] /ˈfi bi/

noun
1.
any of several small American flycatchers of the genus Sayornis, especially S. phoebe, of eastern North America.
[fee-bee] /ˈfi bi/
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. a Titan, daughter of Uranus and Gaea and mother of Leto, later identified with Artemis and with the Roman goddess Diana.
2.
Astronomy. one of the moons of Saturn.
3.
Literary. the moon personified.
4.
a female given name.
/ˈfiːbɪ/
noun
1.
any of several greyish-brown North American flycatchers of the genus Sayornis, such as S. phoebe (eastern phoebe)
/ˈfiːbɪ/
noun
1.
(classical myth) a Titaness, who later became identified with Artemis (Diana) as goddess of the moon
2.
(poetic) a personification of the moon
/ˈfiːbɪ/
noun
1.
the outermost satellite of the planet Saturn. It has retrograde motion and a dark surface
n.

small North American flycatcher, pewit, 1700, phebe, so called in imitation of its cry; spelling altered (1839) by influence of the woman’s proper name Phoebe.

fem. proper name, late 14c., originally a name of Artemis as the goddess of the moon, from Latin Phoebe, from Greek phoibos “bright, pure,” of unknown origin. The fem. form of Phoebus, an epithet of Apollo as sun-god.

n,n phr

Five or the point of five (1940s+ Crapshooting)

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