Sistine

adjective
Sis·​tine | \ ˈsi-ˌstēn How to pronounce Sistine (audio) , si-ˈstēn \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈsik-​ˌstīn How to pronounce Sistine (audio) , -​ˌstēn \

Definition of Sistine

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

First Known Use of Sistine

1771, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for Sistine

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

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“Sistine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sistine. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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