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 for sibylline
From 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]

From WordNet (r) 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]

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