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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Definitions for sibylline

  1. Prophetic; oracular.
  2. Of, resembling, or characteristic of a sibyl; prophetic; oracular.
  3. Mysterious; cryptic.

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Citations for sibylline
OPN, an American actually called Daniel Lopatin, has been around since 2006 and already amassed a ton of loop-based otherworldly music pieces released under an array of suitably sibylline monikers. Thomas Corlin, "Interview: Oneohtrix Point Never", Spoonfed.co.uk
The response, by the bye, was of the true sibylline stamp,—nonsensical in its first aspect, yet on closer study unfolding a variety of interpretations, one of which has certainly accorded with the event. Nathanial Hawthorne, The Blithedale Romance
Origin of sibylline
1570-1580
Sibylline derives from the Greek Sibylla, any of several prophetesses consulted by ancient Greeks and Romans, of uncertain origin.
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