Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective 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).
  • adjective Of or relating to the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Pope Sixtus.
  • adjective a chapel in the Vatican at Rome, built by Pope Sixtus IV., and decorated with frescoes by Michael Angelo and others.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to Pope Sixtus.

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

Examples

  • Library under the apartments of Niccola, and that chapel in the Palace that is called the Sistine, which is adorned with beautiful paintings.

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  • Raphael was bidden to make designs for some great hangings or tapestries for the chapel in the Vatican palace known as the Sistine

    Raphael A Collection Of Fifteen Pictures And A Portrait Of The Painter With Introduction And Interpretation

  • The new Room of Human Rights and the Alliance of Civilisations, a spectacular cave dripping with multicoloured stalactites and described as the Sistine Chapel of the 21st century, was created by the artist Miquel Barcelo and is to be inaugurated on Tuesday by Spain's King and Queen.

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  • But it was a good summer for rain, and a swollen current rushed us through the village of Montignac, past narrow medieval lanes and foie gras shops, and then beneath the nearby hill of Lascaux, which has been called the Sistine Chapel of the Upper Paleolithic because of its famous cave paintings, 15,000 to 17,000 years old.

    NYT > Travel

  • But it was a good summer for rain, and a swollen current rushed us through the village of Montignac, past narrow medieval lanes and foie gras shops, and then beneath the nearby hill of Lascaux, which has been called the Sistine Chapel of the Upper Paleolithic because of its famous cave paintings, 15,000 to 17,000 years old.

    NYT > Travel

  • The catholic church has had 1000 years to collect some of the most breathtaking art of every form including sculptures, tapestry's, mosaics fresco's one in particular that caught our attention was one that a lot of other people were also gob smacked by - in a little area of the Vatican called the Sistine chapel - the last judgment by Michelangelo - you might of heard of it? well it has to be seen to be believed.

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  • All compositions by Anthony Phillips except "Sistine" features other musicians.

    DISCOGRAPHY: Genesis, by Scott McMahan

  • Anthony Phillips: All instruments except "Sistine":

    DISCOGRAPHY: Genesis, by Scott McMahan

  • A small church in Michoacán has been called the "Sistine Chapel of the Americas"

    Index to the "Mexico: Did you know?" series

  • It is easy to picture Michelangelo's God as the grandfatherly figure on the Sistine Chapel, but how do we relate to the God of Tillich and Whitehead?

    Jeffrey Small: Re-imagining God In The 21st Century

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