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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to any of the five popes named Sixtus, especially Sixtus IV (1414-1484; reigned 1471-1484) and Sixtus V (1520-1590; reigned 1585-1590).
  • adj. Of or relating to the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Pope Sixtus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Pope Sixtus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to any pope of the name of Sixtus, especially to Sixtus IV. (1471– 1484) and Sixtus V. (1585–90). Also Sixtine.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Italian sistino, from New Latin sixtīnus, from Medieval Latin Sixtus, the name of several popes, from Latin Sextus, Roman praenomen, from sextus, sixth; see sext.

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Italian sistino

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