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sigil

Class:

noun

Etymology:

Latin sigillum, diminutive of signum, sign; see sekw- [entry 1] in Indo-European...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

sigil

a seal or signet | a sign or image supposedly having magical power (12 of 331 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sigil

Wikipedia:

Sigil [disambiguation]

may refer to: Sigil (magic), a type of symbol used in magic | Sigil (computer programming), a symbol that must be attached to a variable name in some programming languages | A seal (emblem) | Scribal abbreviation (sigla), a symbol used to identify ... (40 of 177 words, 10 definitions)

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Oxford Dictionary:

sigil

an inscribed or painted symbol considered to have magical power. | [archaic] : a seal | [literary] : a sign or symbol (20 of 59 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sigil

Wiktionary:

sigil | sigils [plural]

A seal, signature or signet. | A sign, image or symbol considered to be magical. | [programming] A nonalphanumeric character affixed to a symbol (e.g. variable) to indicate a property such as type or scope. (33 of 47 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sigil

Merriam-Webster:

sigil | seal [synonym, sense-specific] | signet [synonym, sense-specific]

"seal", "signet" | a sign, word, or device held to have occult power in astrology or magic (16 of 39 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sigil

American Heritage Dictionary:

sigil

A seal; a signet. | A sign or an image considered magical. (11 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sigil

New World Dictionary:

sigil

a seal; signet | an image or sign thought to have some mysterious power in magic or astrology (17 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sigil

Random House Dictionary:

sigil

a seal or signet. (4 of 9 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sigil

Encarta Dictionary:

sigil | sigils [plural]

a seal or signet | a sign or image that is supposed to have magical power (15 of 57 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735082​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

sigil

Origin: Latin sigillum, diminutive of signum, sign; see sekw- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sigil

Collins Dictionary:

sigil

First use: 17th century

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

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sigil

Oxford Dictionary:

sigil

Origin: late Middle English: from late Latin sigillum "sign"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sigil

Merriam-Webster:

sigil

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English sigulle, from Latin sigillum

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sigil

New World Dictionary:

sigil

Origin: Latin sigillum, diminutive of signum, a "sign"

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Wiktionary:

sigil | sigils [plural]

Origin: Latin sigillum.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sigil

Encarta Dictionary:

sigil | sigils [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: late Latin sigillum "sign, trace, (in medieval Latin) seal", singular from Latin sigilla "small images" from signum "mark, sign"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735082​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

sigil

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "sigil"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "sigil"

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the Free Dictionary:

sigil

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "sigil"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "sigil" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/sigil

Google Dictionary:

sigil | sigils [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "sigil"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

sigil

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sigil"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=sigil​001 word=sigil

YourDictionary Audio:

sigil

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sigil" by speech synthesizer

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