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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Definitions for exilic

  1. pertaining to exile, especially that of the Jews in Babylon.

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Citations for exilic
However, Ovid can serve as an exilic model in a more subtle manner, as several chapters demonstrate in their exploration of a range of other, less obvious, Ovidian moves and poses. Jennifer Ingleheart, "Introduction," Two Thousand Years of Solitude, 2011
Exilic literature is a literature of initiation not only as a sanctioned transfer into a new age and social status but also as a particular right to forget and neglect, to drop and omit, to leave behind, to be absent-minded in the literal awareness that the world is a place to be passed over. Dimitar Kambourov, edited by Elka Agoston-Nikolova, "Exile or Exodus," Shoreless Bridges, 2010
Origin of exilic
Exilic entered English in the 1870s. It is a combination of the word exile and -ic, a suffix that forms adjectives from other parts of speech, occurring originally in Greek and Latin loanwords, as in poetic and metallic.