fatiloquent

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fatiloquus, from fatum (fate) + ultimately loqui (speak) (modeled on eloquent and other such words).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /feɪˈtɪləkwənt/

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fatiloquent (not comparable)

  1. prophetic; speaking of fate.
    • 1993, Will Self, My Idea of Fun, Grove Press (2005), →ISBN, page 37:
      He paused, adopting a pensive mien which befitted this fatiloquent observation, and I was transfixed by the thick, almost Neanderthal ridges of bone that took the place of eyebrows on his mondial head.

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