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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a prophet.
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Sometimes vat·i·cal.

Origin of vatic

1595–1605; < Latin vāt(ēs) seer + -ic
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  • It would seem that with the passing of the day's incidents the vatic fire in his mind burned more brightly.

    The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers

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British Dictionary definitions for vatic


  1. rare of, relating to, or characteristic of a prophet; oracular
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin vātēs prophet
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Word Origin and History for vatic


"pertaining to a prophet," c.1600, from Latin vates (see vates) + -ic.

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