odic

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

ode +‎ -ic

Adjective[edit]

odic (comparative more odic, superlative most odic)

  1. Of or pertaining to odes.
    • 1938, Mason Long, Poetry and its Forms,
      The eighteenth century is generally lacking in great odic poetry.
    • 1964, Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, Vladimir Nabokov (translator and author of comments), Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse: Commentary,
      Both the French odic stanza and the EO stanza are related to the sonnet.
    • 1977, William Sharp, Studies and Appreciations, page 113,
      Among all our Victorian poets none is or was so fitted for the writing of odic poems as Matthew Arnold.
    • 2003, Harsha Ram, The Imperial Sublime: A Russian Poetics of Empire, page 54,
      In the odic tradition, the poet's visionary authority deriving from God or the muses would invariably be juxtaposed alongside the power of the emperor or empress, and the imperial state.

Etymology 2[edit]

od +‎ -ic

Adjective[edit]

odic (comparative more odic, superlative most odic)

  1. Of or pertaining to od (alleged natural force).
    • 1853, Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 19, page 389,
      Reichenbach has detected, or fancies that he has detected a force, which he designates the odic force, distinct from magnetism and electricity, by which many of the more recondite phenomena of nature are apparently effected.
    • 1878 July, George Miller Beard, The Scientific Study of Human Testimony, Part III, in Popular Science Monthly, Volume 13,
      Such was the origin of the delusions of "animal magnetism," and "odic" and "psychic" force—claims that belong to cerebro-physiology, a department of science that is now but just passing out of the territorial into the organized stage.
    • 1973, Aubrey T. Westlake, The Pattern of Health: A Search for a Greater Understanding of the Life Force in Health and Disease, page 32,
      With his death, not only the odic theory but the whole conception of animal magnetism would appear to have been buried and forgotten, the only references, as this one from Garrison's History of Medicine, being of a disparaging nature: ‘The whole subject was exploited in various mystic forms ... by Baron von Reichenbach, whose concept of odic force still survives in ouija boards and odic telephones.’