Origin of prophetic
Examples from the Web for prophetical
It assumes to be prophetical, and its utterances are oracular.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Our prophetical meeting this November was one of the most delightful hours I ever knew.
But I was quite confirmed in the exposition at the Prophetical.
Most of his other books relate to the prophetical writings of the old patriarchs.The Corner House Girls in a Play
Grace Brooks Hill
Their oracles were by word of mouth, dreams, visions, and prophetical sayings.The Mysteries of All Nations
- of or relating to a prophet or prophecy
- containing or of the nature of a prophecy; predictive
Word Origin and History for prophetical
late 15c., from Middle French prophétique (15c.) and directly from Late Latin propheticus, from Greek prophetikos "pertaining to a prophet, oracular," from prophetes (see prophet). Related: Prophetical (mid-15c.); prophetically.