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.
(Sib"yl*line) a. [L. sibyllinus.] Pertaining to the sibyls; uttered, written, or composed by sibyls; like
the productions of sibyls.
(Sic) a. Such. [Scot.]
(||Sic) adv. [L.] Thus.
This word is sometimes inserted in a quotation [sic], to call attention to the fact that some remarkable or
inaccurate expression, misspelling, or the like, is literally reproduced.
(Sic"a*more) n. (Bot.) See Sycamore.
Sicca rupee, an East Indian coin, valued nominally at about two shillings sterling, or fifty cents.
(||Sic"ca) n. [Ar. sikka.] A seal; a coining die; used adjectively to designate the silver currency
of the Mogul emperors, or the Indian rupee of 192 grains.
(Sic"cate) v. t. [L. siccatus, p. p. of siccare to dry, fr. siecus dry.] To dry. [R.]
(Sic*ca"tion) n. [L. siccatio.] The act or process of drying. [R.] Bailey.
(Sic"ca*tive) a. [L. siccativus.] Drying; causing to dry. n. That which promotes drying.
(Sic*cif"ic) a.[L. siccificus; siccus dry + facere to make. See -fy.] Causing dryness.
(Sic"ci*ty) n. [L. siccitas, fr. siccus dry.] Dryness; aridity; destitution of moisture. [Obs.]
The siccity and dryness of its flesh.Sir T. Browne.
(Sice) n. [F. six, fr. L. sex six. See Six.] The number six at dice.
(Si"cer) n. [L. sicera. See Cider.] A strong drink; cider. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Sich) a. Such. [Obs. or Colloq.] Spenser.
Sicilian vespers, the great massacre of the French in Sicily, in the year 1282, on the evening of Easter
Monday, at the hour of vespers.
(Si*cil"i*an) a. Of or pertaining to Sicily or its inhabitants.
(Si*cil"i*an), n. A native or inhabitant of Sicily.
(||Si*ci`li*a"no) n. [It., Sicilian.] A Sicilian dance, resembling the pastorale, set to a rather slow
and graceful melody in 12-8 or 6-8 measure; also, the music to the dance.
(||Si`ci`lienne") n. [F., fem. of sicilien Sicilian.] A kind of rich poplin.
(Sick) a. [Compar. Sicker ; superl. Sickest.] [OE. sek, sik, ill, AS. seóc; akin to OS. siok, seoc,
OFries. siak, D. ziek, G. siech, OHG. sioh, Icel. sjkr, Sw. sjuk, Dan. syg, Goth. siuks ill, siukan
to be ill.]