sigil

[ sij-il ]
/ ˈsɪdʒ ɪl /

noun

a seal or signet.

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Origin of sigil

1600–10; < 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, 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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