Definition for Phebe (-s)

Phebe (-s), proper n. [variant spelling of “Phoebe”; L. Phœbe < Gk φοίβη, bright, radiant.]

  1. Flycatcher; pewit; pewee; small eastern North American songbird named after its call; [fig.] springtime; sign of approaching spring; (see ED's letters).
  2. Commonplace bird; insignificant being; humble creature; [fig.] girl; poet; Artemis; Diana; moon goddess; moonlight personified.

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