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.]
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Let me persuade you, for it will be much better to put them on board ship and send them off to the Sicels to sell for what they will bring."
Santamaria, "Voltage Sag Immunity Testing for Single-phase Electrical and Electronic Equipment", in VII Simposio Internacional sobre Calidad de la Energia Electrica (SICEL), 2013, pp.
Rojas, "Voltage Sags Assessment in Distribution Systems Using Distributed Generation," in VII Simposio Internacional sobre la Calidad de la Energia Electrica SICEL 2013, 2013, pp.
Ramirez Scarpetta, "Diseno de PSS Utilizando Desigualdades Matriciales Lineales," in Memorias del Simposio Internacional sobre la Calidad de la Energia Electrica SICEL, 2005.
III International Symposium on Electric Energy Quality SICEL 2005, Bogota 16 a 18 November (2006).
Ordonez, Metodologia para el mejoramiento de los indices de continuidad del suministro de energia electrica, III Simposio Internacional Calidad de la Energia Electrica (SICEL), Colombia, 2005.
Ducetio, Sicel and helenised warlord, is the visible head of a movement that canalised the social and political expectations of Sicels, who have been excluded from government and controlled by Greek interests.
An unknown "Sextius", quoted by Solinus 2.8, also spoke of Argiva iuventus (but perhaps depending on Vergil), identified Tiburtus, Coras, and Catillus as sons of another Catillus son of the Theban Amphiaraus: the three frathers, he says, founded the city after a war against the Sicels, and the city took its name from the older of the three (qui depulsis ex oppido Siciliae veteribus Sicanis a nomine Tiburti fratris natu maximi urbem vocaverunt).