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 (văt′ĭk) also vat·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
Of or characteristic of a prophet; oracular.

[From Latin vātēs, seer, of Celtic origin; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]


rare of, relating to, or characteristic of a prophet; oracular
[C16: from Latin vātēs prophet]


(ˈvæt ɪk)

of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; oracular.
[1595–1605; < Latin vāt(ēs) seer + -ic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vatic - resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecyvatic - resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; "the high priest's divinatory pronouncement"; "mantic powers"; "a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions"
prophetic, prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"


Of or relating to the foretelling of events by or as if by supernatural means:


adj (liter)prophetisch
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VATIC A Large vessel or tank B Boundless C Prophetic who am I?
This is a little philosophical drama exploring the possibility, and the limits, of poetic vision, the vatic pretensions of poetry, and its potential narcissism.
4 [Autumn 2013]: 829-51) LaPorte posits that Aurora Leigh is "the period's supreme example of how to navigate the perils of poetic autobiography" (829), perils complicated by expectations for vatic grandeur and assurance established by Wordsworth, on the one hand, and expectations for modesty in women poets, on the other.
After three full-length books of poetry that get elbow-deep into the mind's relationship with the body's relationship with different clusters of an evolving everything (read this backwards and forwards), in her long poem Thursday, Ariana Reines has given us her most bluntly vatic work yet.
Ironically, even as the director deforms language to emphasize its arbitrariness and inability to reveal the invisible, most drastically in the "Navajo English" subtitles of Film socialisme, which reduced already-gnomic dialogue into perversely truncated expressions and peculiar neologisms, each of his stray phrases tends to be treated by commentators as a vatic utterance.
Loping along the world of the text, the jaguar nudges the limit of harmonics, challenging the classical opposition between harmony and melody by joining an ensemble of voices--human, animal, and vegetal--that gather in Waldman's capacious but singular vatic utterance.
The Biblical intertext, thematizing transcendence over spatial constraints as a signifier of power and control, thus confers a vatic dimension upon the "Valediction," which accords with Donne's emphasis on the holy nature of his love, which transcends the "dull, sublunary" love of ordinary individuals (l.
In conjunction with the novel's "millennial images, Biblical allusions and scriptural cadence" (Hungerford 120), these optative phrases function as rhythmic, rhetorical, and ritualistic vehicles that are part of a larger vatic mode of creation.
Stylistically, there are occasional lapses, which are characterised by a postmodern 'fruitiness' (45) or a vatic terseness.
I recoiled in horror though enchanted by her assailing tone and vatic peroration.
The epic scope of this vision is introduced with lines marked by a shift in tone at line 215 from the elegiac musings of "Fancy" to the boldly vatic and oracular: