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[del-fee-uh n]
  1. a native or inhabitant of Delphi.
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  1. Delphic.
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Origin of Delphian

First recorded in 1615–25; Delphi + -an
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for delphian

apocalyptic, prescient, ambiguous, obscure, cryptic, enigmatic, veiled, equivocal, strange, arcane, mysterious, incomprehensible, vague, deep, prophetical, occult, mystic, auspicious, authoritative, cabalistic

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Historical Examples of delphian

  • Next, with the help of the Delphian Oracle, we will appoint festivals and sacrifices.



  • We set up our Delphian tripod, and we are the priest and oracles.

    The Uncalled

    Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • Recollect, your Delphian utterances have gravely astonished and disquieted me.

    Hilda Wade

    Grant Allen

  • The instance of Crsus and the Delphian oracle was an interesting event.

  • The Delphian Oracle was an old maid as far as I can make out.

    Shadows of Flames

    Amelie Rives