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sigil (ˈsɪdʒɪl Pronunciation for sigil

Definitions

noun

(rare)
  1. a seal or signet
  2. a sign or image supposedly having magical power

Derived Forms

sigillary (ˈsɪdʒɪlərɪ Pronunciation for sigillary  adjective

Word Origin

C17: from Latin sigillum a little sign, from signum a sign

Example Sentences Including 'sigil'

A sigil of the highest antiquity' (p. 10), it had its origins in nothing less than the night of time' (p. 23).
Kinahan, Frank Yeats, Folklore, and Occultism: Contexts of the Early Work and Thought.
An immense bedstead squatted next to a series of fragrant cedar chests emblazoned with someone's owl sigil.
Robin Hobb THE GOLDEN FOOL: Book Two of the Tawny Man (2002)
Slowly and carefully Lyndsey drew a small sigil on her forehead.
Barbara Erskine HIDING FROM THE LIGHT
When he stood, I saw with surprise the Farseer Buck sigil on the breast of his tunic.
Robin Hobb THE GOLDEN FOOL: Book Two of the Tawny Man (2002)

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