[ vat-ik ]
/ ˈvæt ɪk /
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of, relating to, or characteristic of a prophet.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Sometimes vat·i·cal .
Origin of vatic
First recorded in 1595–1605; from Latin vāt(ēs) “seer, prophet, poet, bard” + -ic
Words nearby vatic
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Example sentences from the Web for vatic
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|Robert A. Watson
British Dictionary definitions for vatic
/ (ˈvætɪk) /
rare of, relating to, or characteristic of a prophet; oracular
Word Origin for vatic
C16: from Latin vātēs prophet
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