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Sunday, July 15, 2001

Definitions for vatic

  1. 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. Ruth Franklin, New Republic
One encounters plenty of vatic pronouncements in the pages devoted to, among others, Muriel Rukeyser, Kenneth Rexroth, William Everson, H. D. and Olson. William H. Pritchard, New York Times
Origin of vatic
1595-1605
Vatic comes from Latin vates, "a prophet, a soothsayer, a seer."