adjective Etymology: Latin vates seer, prophet; akin to Old English wōth poetry, Old High German wuot madness, Old Irish fáith seer, poet Date: 1603 prophetic, oracular

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  • vatic — index ominous, oracular, prophetic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vatic — “pertaining to a prophet,” c.1600, from L. vates (see VATES (Cf. vates)) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • vatic — [vat′ik] adj. [< L vates, prophet < IE base * wāt , to be mentally excited > OE wōd, mad, MIr fāth, prophecy] of or characteristic of a prophet; prophetic …   English World dictionary

  • vatic — adjective /ˈvætɪk/ Pertaining to a prophet; prophetic, oracular. The truth of life lay in the vatic messages words sent, meanings beyond what the world called meaning …   Wiktionary

  • vatic — /vat ik/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a prophet. Also, vatical. [1595 1605; < L vat(es) seer + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • vatic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of or relating to the foretelling of events by or as if by supernatural means: augural, divini tory, fatidic, fatidical, mantic, oracular, prophetic, sibylline, vatical, vaticinal, visionary. See FORESIGHT …   English dictionary for students

  • vatic — adj. prophetic, pertaining to a prophet …   English contemporary dictionary

  • VATIC — Vaticano …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • vatic — [ vatɪk] adjective literary predicting what will happen in the future. Origin C17: from L. vates prophet + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • vatic — vat·ic …   English syllables

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