Sigil

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sigil A seal; a signature. "Of talismans and sigils knew the power."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sigil A seal; an abbreviated sign or signature; also, an occult stamp, mark, or sign, as in magic or astrology. See signature, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sigil sijā€²il a seal: a signature: an occult or magical mark
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sigillum,. See Seal a stamp
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. sigillum, dim. of signum, sign.

Usage

In literature:

He made certain sigils, gestures and movements at the same time.
"Three John Silence Stories" by Algernon Blackwood
Associated Words: sphragistics, sigillography, sigillate.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The sigils or charms are made of lead.
"The Evolution Of An English Town" by Gordon Home
In the midst of this profound and dreadful silence the sigils lay empty there below him.
"Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood
For this she was accused of working cures by words, sigils, and other cabalistical mysteries.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Besides, he himself sets great store by rings and sigils, which he wears as a defence against pains in the joints.
"Romola" by George Eliot
He made certain sigils, gestures and movements at the same time.
"Lords of the Housetops" by Various
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In poetry:

There is not a line or scar,
Seal of a sorrow or disgrace,
But I know like sigils are
Burned in my heart and on my face.
"The Stranger" by Robert Nichols
See, how subtly I writhe !
Strange runes and unknown sigils
I trace in the trance that thrills us.
Death ! how lithe, how blithe
Are these male incestuous vigils !
Ah ! this is the spasm that kills us !
"The Twins" by Aleister Crowley