vatic

[ vat-ik ]
/ ˈvæt ɪk /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a prophet.

Nearby words

  1. vat dye,
  2. vat.,
  3. vater,
  4. vater's ampulla,
  5. vates,
  6. vatican,
  7. vatican city,
  8. vatican city state,
  9. vatican council,
  10. vatican council, second

Sometimes vat·i·cal.

Origin of vatic

1595–1605; < Latin vāt(ēs) seer + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for vatic

vatic

/ (ˈvætɪk) /

adjective

rare of, relating to, or characteristic of a prophet; oracular

Word Origin for vatic

C16: from Latin vātēs prophet

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Word Origin and History for vatic

vatic

adj.

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

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