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sigillate

transitive verb sig·il·late \ˈsijəˌlāt\

Definition of sigillate

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. :  to close by or as if by a seal :  seal

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Origin and Etymology of sigillate

Latin sigillatus, past participle of sigillare, from sigillum seal — more at seal


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sigillate

adjective sigil·late \ˈsijəˌlāt, sə̇ˈjilə̇t\
variants: or

sigillated

\ˈsijəˌlātə̇d\

Definition of sigillate

  1. 1 :  decorated by means of stamped-on patterns or motifs —used especially of ancient Roman ware

  2. 2 :  having markings like seals sigillate rootstock

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Origin and Etymology of sigillate

sigillate from Latin sigillatus, from sigillum + -atus -ate; sigillated from Latin sigillatus + English -ed


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