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sibylline

[sib-uh-leen, -lahyn, -lin] /ˈsɪb əˌlin, -ˌlaɪn, -lɪn/
adjective
1.
of, resembling, or characteristic of a sibyl; prophetic; oracular.
2.
mysterious; cryptic.
Also, sibylic, sibyllic
[si-bil-ik] /sɪˈbɪl ɪk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin Sibyllīnus pertaining to a sibyl. See sibyl, -ine1
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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.
Word Origin and History for sibylline
adj.

1570s, from Latin sibyllinus, from sibylla (see sibyl).

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