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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.
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(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
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(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.
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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"
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[ˈdelfɪk] ADJdélfico
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adj (lit, fig)delphisch; the Delphic oracledas Delphische Orakel, das Orakel von Delphi
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References in classic literature ?
Afterwards doubting his parentage he inquired of the Delphic god and heard himself the weird declared before to Laius.
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.
"He was a just man," said the neighbours, except that nearest neighbour, formerly his best friend, "and might have been a great one had he so chosen." 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.
But besides those who make good in our imagination the place of muses and of Delphic Sibyls, are there not women who fill our vase with wine and roses to the brim, so that the wine runs over and fills the house with perfume; who inspire us with courtesy; who unloose our tongues and we speak; who anoint our eyes and we see?
The Volgograd region of Russia will host the European Youth Delphic Games from 2 to 7 May, the press service of the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of Kyrgyzstan reported.
Taking to the decks will be Delphic, Kid British, Gareth Brooks and Funkademia.
This year's line-up saw Scottish singer Paolo Nutini, fellow Scot DJ Calvin Harris and the band of the moment Delphic, wow crowds over the bank holiday weekend.
The festival will be brought to a close by Ellie Goulding, Enter Shikari, Hadouken and Delphic.
More than 30 acts have been confirmed so far and more will be announced later this week Main Stage - Saturday, May 22 Florence & The Machine Dizzee Rascal Alicia Keys Lostprophets Cheryl Cole Scouting for Girls Chipmunk 30 Seconds to Mars Justin Bieber In New Music We Trust Stage - Saturday, May 22 Faithless MGMT Ellie Goulding Tinie Tempah Bombay Bicycle Club Example Stornoway Hadouken Main Stage - Sunday, May 23 Rihanna Pendulum Biffy Clyro JLS Paolo Nutini Paramore Pixie Lott Jason Derulo Ke$ha In New Music We Trust Stage - Sunday, May 23 Vampire Weekend You Me at Six Plan B Marina & the Diamonds Crystal Castles Kids in Glass Houses Sub Focus Delphic
Delphic, who have lined up a stack of festival appearances this summer, warm up with a short May tour that takes in Wolverhampton's Wulfrun Hall on Saturday May 15.
MANCHESTER-BASED three-piece Delphic return to the Midlands for shows at Birmingham O2 Academy on March 14 and Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall on May 15.