Sistine

adjective

Sis·​tine ˈsi-ˌstēn How to pronounce Sistine (audio)
si-ˈstēn
variants or less commonly Sixtine
ˈsik-ˌstīn How to pronounce Sistine (audio)
-ˌstēn
1
[from Pope Sixtus IV †1484] : of or relating to the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican
2
: of or relating to any of the popes named Sixtus

Word History

Etymology

Italian sistino, from New Latin sixtinus, from Sixtus, name of some popes

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sistine was in 1771

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Cite this Entry

“Sistine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sistine. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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