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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sibyl (ˈsɪbɪl)
 
n
1.  (in ancient Greece and Rome) any of a number of women believed to be oracles or prophetesses, one of the most famous being the sibyl of Cumae, who guided Aeneas through the underworld
2.  a witch, fortune-teller, or sorceress
 
[C13: ultimately from Greek Sibulla, of obscure origin]
 
sibylline
 
adj
 
sibyllic
 
adj
 
sibylic
 
adj

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In these sibylline leaves are gathered the scattered prophecies of the past upon the cases in which the axe will fall.
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