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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy;
           "the high priest's divinatory pronouncement"; "mantic
           powers"; "a kind of sibylline book with ready and
           infallible answers to questions" [syn: divinatory,
           mantic, sibylline, sibyllic, vatic, vatical]
    2: having a secret or hidden meaning; "cabalistic symbols
       engraved in stone"; "cryptic writings"; "thoroughly sibylline
       in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther [syn:
       cabalistic, kabbalistic, qabalistic, cryptic,
       cryptical, sibylline]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Sibylline \Sib"yl*line\, a. [L. sibyllinus.]
   Pertaining to the sibyls; uttered, written, or composed by
   sibyls; like the productions of sibyls.
   [1913 Webster]

   Sibylline books.
   (a) (Rom. Antiq.) Books or documents of prophecies in verse
       concerning the fate of the Roman empire, said to have
       been purchased by Tarquin the Proud from a sibyl.
   (b) Certain Jewish and early Christian writings purporting to
       have been prophetic and of sibylline origin. They date
       from 100 b. c. to a. d. 500.
       [1913 Webster]

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