• Borrowed from Medieval Latin syllabus, which arose as a misprint, its accusative plural syllabos appearing in place of sittybas in a 1470s edition of Cicero's “Ad Atticum” IV.5 and 8. The corrupt form was influenced by the stem of Ancient Greek συλλαμβάνω, the source of σῠλλᾰβή; the true etymon is σιττύβα of unknown origin.

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