Sunday, July 15, 2001
Definitions for vatic
- Of or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; prophetic; oracular.
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Citations for vatic
[He] needs to be reminded that . . . his poetry is just that -- poetry, not the vatic revelation of spiritual truth.
One encounters plenty of vatic pronouncements in the pages devoted to, among others, Muriel Rukeyser, Kenneth Rexroth, William Everson, H. D. and Olson.
Origin of vatic
Vatic comes from Latin vates, "a prophet, a soothsayer, a seer."