Sistine

Sistine

[sis-teen, -tin, -tahyn]
adjective
of or pertaining to any pope named Sixtus.
Also, Sixtine.


Origin:
1860–65; < Italian Sistino, pertaining to Sisto man's name (< Latin Sextus (Medieval Latin Sixtus), special use of sextus sixth); see -ine1

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Sistine
1769, lit. "pertaining to Pope Sixtus," from It. sistino, from Sixtus, name of five popes, from L. sextus "sixth" (see Sextus). The "chapel" is named for Sixtus IV (Francesco della Rovere), pope 1471-84, who had it built.
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