Phebe [-s] proper n
variant spelling of “Phoebe”; L. Phœbe < Gk φοίβη, bright, radiant.
- Flycatcher; pewit; pewee; small eastern North American songbird named after its call; [fig.] springtime; sign of approaching spring; (see ED's letters).
- Commonplace bird; insignificant being; humble creature; [fig.] girl; poet; Artemis; Diana; moon goddess; moonlight personified.