Sistine
Sistine Sis"tine, a.[It. sistino.] Of or pertaining to Pope Sixtus. [1913 Webster]

{Sistine chapel}, a chapel in the Vatican at Rome, built by Pope Sixtus IV., and decorated with frescoes by Michael Angelo and others. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sistine — 1769, lit. pertaining to Pope Sixtus, from It. sistino, from Sixtus, name of five popes, from L. sextus sixth (see SEXTUS (Cf. Sextus)). The chapel is named for Sixtus IV (Francesco della Rovere), pope 1471 84, who had it built …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sistine — [sis′tēn΄, sis′tin] adj. [It Sistino < Sisto (< ML Sixtus, for L Sextus, lit., SIXTH)] of or having to do with any pope named Sixtus …   English World dictionary

  • Sistine — also Sixtine adjective Etymology: Italian sistino, from New Latin sixtinus, from Sixtus, name of some popes Date: 1771 1. [from Pope Sixtus IV died 1484] of or relating to the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican 2. of or relating to any of the popes… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sistine — Sis·tine || sɪstaɪn adj. of or pertaining to any of the popes named Sixtus; of or pertaining to the Sistine Chapel (famous chapel in the Vatican that was painted by Michelangelo) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sistine — adj. of any of the Popes called Sixtus, esp. Sixtus IV. Phrases and idioms: Sistine Chapel a chapel in the Vatican, with frescoes by Michelangelo and other painters. Etymology: It. Sistino f. Sisto Sixtus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sistine — /sis teen, tin, tuyn/, adj. of or pertaining to any pope named Sixtus. Also, Sixtine. [1860 65; < It Sistino, pertaining to Sisto man s name ( < L Sextus (ML Sixtus), special use of sextus SIXTH); see INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sistine — [ sɪsti:n, tʌɪn] adjective relating to any of the popes called Sixtus, especially Sixtus IV. Origin from Ital. Sistino, from Sisto Sixtus …   English new terms dictionary

  • sistine — sis·tine …   English syllables

  • Sistine — Sis•tine [[t]ˈsɪs tin, tɪn, taɪn[/t]] also Sixtine adj. rel of or pertaining to any pope named Sixtus • Etymology: 1860–65; < It Sistino …   From formal English to slang

  • Sistine — /ˈsɪstin/ (say sisteen), / taɪn/ (say tuyn) adjective of or relating to any pope named Sixtus. {Italian Sistino} …   Australian English dictionary

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