- of or relating to Delphi.
- of or relating to Apollo, or to his temples or oracles.
- (often lowercase) oracular; obscure; ambiguous: She was known for her Delphic pronouncements.
Origin of Delphic
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Related Wordsunimaginable, unintelligible, puzzling, impenetrable, opaque, unfathomable, baffling, mystifying, inconceivable, afraid, unsure, hesitant, touchy, shaky, apprehensive, anxious, uptight, troubled, enigmatic, ambiguous
Examples from the Web for delphic
"A Delphic utterance, if ever there was one," he said, and laughed partly in relief.Before the Dawn
Joseph Alexander Altsheler
With this Delphic utterance he put his finger to his lips, and vanished.Tales of the Argonauts
Like all prophecies, it was somewhat Delphic; but he could get the general drift.The Blind Spot
The Epirotes say that these are descended from the Delphic python.Mythical Monsters
Those Delphic lines: lines so crowded with meaning as to seem the utterances of an oracle.Minor Poems by Milton
- of or relating to Delphi or its oracle or temple
- obscure or ambiguous
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Word Origin and History for delphic
1590s, from Latin Delphicus, from Greek Delphikos, from Delphi (see Delphi).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper