sibylline


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sib·yl·line

 (sĭb′ə-līn′, -lēn′) also si·byl·ic or si·byl·lic (sĭ-bĭl′ĭk)
adj.
1. Coming from, characteristic of, or relating to a sibyl.
2. Prophetic; oracular.
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Adj.1.sibylline - resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecysibylline - resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; "the high priest's divinatory pronouncement"; "mantic powers"; "a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions"
prophetic, prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"
2.sibylline - having a secret or hidden meaning; "cabalistic symbols engraved in stone"; "cryptic writings"; "thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther
esoteric - confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle; "a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories"
Translations

sibylline

[ˈsɪbɪlaɪn] ADJsibilino

sibylline

adj (lit)sibyllinisch; (fig)prophetisch
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