vatic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vates ‘seer, poet’.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vatic (comparative more vatic, superlative most vatic)

  1. Pertaining to a prophet; prophetic, oracular.
    • 1993, Anthony Burgess, A Dead Man in Deptford:
      The truth of life lay in the vatic messages words sent, meanings beyond what the world called meaning.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 129:
      “Inordinate attention from the middle latitudes,” proclaimed Miles, with a sort of vatic swoon in his voice.