- of, resembling, or characteristic of a sibyl; prophetic; oracular.
- mysterious; cryptic.
Origin of sibylline
Related Words for sibyllineapocalyptic, augural, divinatory, fatidic, fatidical, mantic, occult, oracular, predictive, prescient, prognostic, pythonic, vatic, vaticinal, veiled, visionary, Delphian, foreshadowing, prophetical
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Historical Examples of sibylline
In the Sibylline Leaves, 1829, the last five lines were replaced.The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is a Sibylline answer which nowise prejudices what he may do in future.The Strolling Saint
And was it founded in obedience to some Sibylline direction?The Religious Experience of the Roman People
W. Warde Fowler
The Sibylline oracle forbade restoring the king "with a multitude."The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Sibylline Books; and the six books of the Republic of Cicero.Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber
James Aitken Wylie
1570s, from Latin sibyllinus, from sibylla (see sibyl).