[ sij-il ]
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  1. a pictorial symbol used in ritualistic magic and supposed to have supernatural power: Seven sigils spell out the names of the seven archangels who govern the days of the week. Create a sigil to represent your goal or resolution and carve it into the candle.

  2. a seal or signet.

Origin of sigil

First recorded in 1600–10; from Latin sigillum “statuette, figure, stamped figure,” diminutive of signum sign; see seal1

Other words from sigil

  • sig·il·lar·y [sij-uh-ler-ee], /ˈsɪdʒ əˌlɛr i/, adjective
  • sig·il·is·tic [sij-i-lis-tik], /ˌsɪdʒ ɪˈlɪs tɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for sigil


/ (ˈsɪdʒɪl) /

  1. a seal or signet

  2. a sign or image supposedly having magical power

Origin of sigil

C17: from Latin sigillum a little sign, from signum a sign

Derived forms of sigil

  • sigillary (ˈsɪdʒɪlərɪ), adjective

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