adjective see sibyl

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sibylic — index prophetic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sibylic — sibyllˈic or sibylˈic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑sibyl …   Useful english dictionary

  • sibyl — noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Middle English sibile, sybylle, from Anglo French & Latin; Anglo French sibile, from Latin sibylla, from Greek Date: 14th century 1. any of several prophetesses usually accepted as 10 in number and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sibylline — /sib euh leen , luyn , lin/, adj. 1. of, resembling, or characteristic of a sibyl; prophetic; oracular. 2. mysterious; cryptic. Also, sibylic, sibyllic /si bil ik/. [1570 80; < L Sibyllinus pertaining to a sibyl. See SIBYL, INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • prophetic — I adjective alarming, augural, bodeful, clairvoyant, divinatory, divinus, farseeing, farsighted, fateful, fatidic, fatidical, fatidicus, fatiloquent, foreboding, forecasting, foreknowing, foreseeing, foresighted, foretelling, forewarning,… …   Law dictionary

  • oracular — adj 1. prophetic, prophetical, sibylic, sibylline, vatic, vatical, vatinical, pythonic, fatidic, fatidical; augural, divinatory, haruspical, mantic, Delphic, Delphian; foretelling, presaging, foreshadowing, presentient; prognostic, predictive,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • sibyl — /ˈsɪbəl / (say sibuhl) noun 1. any of certain women of antiquity reputed to possess powers of prophecy or divination. 2. a prophetess or witch. {Middle English sibil, from Medieval Latin Sibilla, Latin Sibylla, from Greek} –sibylic /səˈbɪlɪk/… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sibylline — [si bil′iksib′əl īn΄, sib′əlēn΄, sib′əlin] adj. [L sibyllinus] of or like the sibyls; prophetic: also sibylic: or sibyllic [si bil′ik] …   English World dictionary

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