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 (dĕl′fĭk) also Del·phi·an (-fē-ən)
1. Greek Mythology Of or relating to Delphi or to the oracle of Apollo at Delphi.
2. Obscurely prophetic; oracular: made a great deal of Delphic pronouncements.

Del′phi·cal·ly adv.


(ˈdɛlfɪk) or


1. (Placename) of or relating to Delphi or its oracle or temple
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) of or relating to Delphi or its oracle or temple
3. obscure or ambiguous


(ˈdɛl fɪk)

1. of or pertaining to Delphi.
2. (often l.c.) oracular: Delphic pronouncements.
[1590–1600; < Latin Delphicus < Greek Delphikós=Delph(oí) Delphi + -ikos -ic]
del′phi•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Delphic - of or relating to Delphi or to the oracles of Apollo at Delphi; "Delphic oracle"
2.Delphic - obscurely prophetic; "Delphic pronouncements"; "an oracular message"
prophetic, prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"


[ˈdelfɪk] ADJdélfico


adj (lit, fig)delphisch; the Delphic oracledas Delphische Orakel, das Orakel von Delphi
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But there is a natural difference between a female and a slave: for nature is not like the artists who make the Delphic swords for the use of the poor, but for every particular purpose she has her separate instruments, and thus her ends are most complete, for whatsoever is employed on one subject only, brings that one to much greater perfection than when employed on many; and yet among the barbarians, a female and a slave are upon a level in the community, the reason for which is, that amongst them there are none qualified by nature to govern, therefore their society can be nothing but between slaves of different sexes.
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And they buried him with profound respect, and the sunshine came into our home life with a burst, and the birds were not the only creatures that sang, and the arbour, from having been a temple of Delphic utterances, sank into a home for slugs.
Afterwards doubting his parentage he inquired of the Delphic god and heard himself the weird declared before to Laius.
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