Delphic oracle

Delphic oracle

noun
the oracle of Apollo at Delphi, noted for giving ambiguous answers.
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Delphic oracle
 
n
the oracle of Apollo at Delphi that gave answers held by the ancient Greeks to be of great authority but also noted for their ambiguityRelated: Pythian
 
Related: Pythian

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Delphic oracle definition


The most famous oracle in Greece, and the location of a temple of Apollo; it was also known as the oracle of Delphi. At the oracle, a priestess went into a trance, supposedly breathed vapors from a cleft in the rocks, and delivered messages from Apollo to persons who sought her advice. These messages were often difficult to interpret.

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