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sibylline

[sib-uh-leen, -lahyn, -lin]
adjective
1.
of, resembling, or characteristic of a sibyl; prophetic; oracular.
2.
mysterious; cryptic.
Also, sibylic, sibyllic [si-bil-ik] .


Origin:
1570–80; < Latin Sibyllīnus pertaining to a sibyl. See sibyl, -ine1

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sibylline

adjective
1. resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; "the high priest's divinatory pronouncement"; "mantic powers"; "a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions" [syn: divinatory
2. having a secret or hidden meaning; "cabalistic symbols engraved in stone"; "cryptic writings"; "thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther [syn: cabalistic
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