sigil
[ sij-il ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
late Middle English from late Latin sigillum "sign"
Synonyms
    1.
  • seal
  • stamp
  • identification
    2.
  • rune marking symbol
Antonyms
    1.
  • unavailable
    2.
  • unavailable
Definition
1. a seal or signet
2. a pictorial symbol used in ritualistic magic and supposed to have supernatural power
Examples
1. A) The letter would seem innocent, if not marked by an ominous sigil in red wax. B) The sigil hung above the castle walls so that no one could question which lord ruled over the land.
2. A) Painting the sigil on the door was supposed to transform it into a passageway to the Otherworld. B) Once each candle is marked with a sigil, we can begin the ritual.
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