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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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Examples for sibylline
  • 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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