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Term: Sylphs

1.  Sylphs are elemental spirits of Air.
2.  sylph [F. sylphe, m., prob. fr. L. Sylphus, Sulfus, name of some divinity] An imaginary [sic] being inhabiting the air; a name given by Paracelsus to the elemental beings of the air, conceived as mortal but soulless.
SOURCE:  Merriam-Webster, 1927