Origin of sigClassical Latin signa or signetur label it; let it be labeled
- Latin signa (mark or label it)
- Medicine signature
- Latin Signetur (let it be marked or labeled)
A shortened form of signature.
From Middle English sige (“victory, success, triumph"), from Old English sige (“victory, success, triumph; sinking, setting (of the sun)"), from Proto-Germanic *segaz, from Proto-Indo-European *segÊ°- (“to hold"), *seghe-. Compare West Frisian sege, Dutch zege, German Sieg, Danish sejr, Swedish seger.
- (UK, dialectal) Urine.
Related to sink (“to fall").
sig - Computer Definition
(1) (SIGnature) A text-based name and address appended to e-mail and Usenet messages. The "sig block" is the complete signature, which may include a favorite quote or saying or even a logo made up of characters (see ASCII art).