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sibylline

[sib-uh-leen, -lahyn, -lin]
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  1. of, resembling, or characteristic of a sibyl; prophetic; oracular.
  2. mysterious; cryptic.
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Also si·byl·ic, si·byl·lic [si-bil-ik] /sɪˈbɪl ɪk/.

Origin of sibylline

First recorded in 1570–80, sibylline is from the Latin word Sibyllīnus pertaining to a sibyl. See sibyl, -ine1
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Word Origin and History for sibylline

adj.

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

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