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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Definitions for sibylline

  1. Prophetic; oracular.
  2. Of, resembling, or characteristic of a sibyl; prophetic; oracular.
  3. Mysterious; cryptic.

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Citations for sibylline
OPN, an American actually called Daniel Lopatin, has been around since 2006 and already amassed a ton of loop-based otherworldly music pieces released under an array of suitably sibylline monikers. Thomas Corlin, "Interview: Oneohtrix Point Never",
The response, by the bye, was of the true sibylline stamp,—nonsensical in its first aspect, yet on closer study unfolding a variety of interpretations, one of which has certainly accorded with the event. Nathanial Hawthorne, The Blithedale Romance
Origin of sibylline
Sibylline derives from the Greek Sibylla, any of several prophetesses consulted by ancient Greeks and Romans, of uncertain origin.