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sigil

[ sij-il ]
/ ˈsɪdʒ ɪl /
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Definition of sigil

noun
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.
a seal or signet.
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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/, adjectivesig·il·is·tic [sij-i-lis-tik], /ˌsɪdʒ ɪˈlɪs tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sigil

sigil
/ (ˈsɪdʒɪl) /

noun rare
a seal or signet
a sign or image supposedly having magical power

Derived forms of sigil

sigillary (ˈsɪdʒɪlərɪ), adjective

Word Origin for sigil

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