American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A seal; a signet.
- n. A sign or an image considered magical.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A seal; an abbreviated sign or signature; also, an occult stamp, mark, or sign, as in magic or astrology. See signature, 2.
- n. A seal, signature or signet.
- n. A sign, image or symbol considered to be magical.
- n. programming A nonalphanumeric character affixed to a symbol (e.g. variable) to indicate a property such as type or scope.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A seal; a signature.
- From Latin sigillum. (Wiktionary)
- Latin sigillum, diminutive of signum, sign; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It is true I found by accident a bit of metal, from which I derived the idea of my so-called sigil's appearance.”
“Now: you must always keep this kind of sigil against your flesh for it to work.”
“That mechanism is a "sigil": a special character or string of characters that indicates the beginning of a key.”
“The other booklet I scanned and will post in a while is, I think, the one where he first talked about the 'sigil'.”
“a Mrs. Wright, found in a scarlet bag which she wore under her arm a pure gold "sigil" or round plate worth about ten dollars in gold, which the former husband of the defunct had used to exorcise a spirit that plagued him.”
“Larry brought red, white and black candles into their home, drew a sigil of Baphomet in crayon on a dresser and used a kitchen knife to draw his own blood, according to Marla.”
“The stars of Game of Thrones pick their sigil, issue royal edicts”
“She bent and drew a sigil, and power flickered around them.”
“Sigil: I would love to say dragon because they are clearly the best sigil in Game of Thrones.”
“So TVGuide.com asked them to weigh in on two very important Westerosi subjects: 1. What personal sigil would best represent you?”
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