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 (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."
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).
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.