Sicel


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Sic·el

 (sĭk′əl, sĭs′-)
n. pl Sicel, or Sic·els
1. A member of a people inhabiting Sicily in ancient times.
2. The language of the Sicel, known from a small number of inscriptions and glosses in Greco-Roman texts and probably belonging to the Indo-European language family.

[Greek Sikelos, probably of autochthonous Sicilian origin; probably akin to Egyptian Škrš and Akkadian Šikala, a sea-faring people who raided the eastern coasts of the Mediterranean in the late Bronze Age.]