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fatidic

Line breaks: fa|tid¦ic
Pronunciation: /feɪˈtɪdɪk
 
, fəˈtɪdɪk
 
/

Definition of fatidic in English:

adjective

rare
Having a prophetic quality: this inadvertent statement may also be fatidic
More example sentences
  • On April 26, 1955, I received a call from a literary agent, a fatidic date, she said.
  • The latest fatidic “buzz” concerns 2012, but prophecies about the end of the world have existed as long as people have been on this planet.
  • For Heidegger, of course, Nietzsche was the fatidic Janus who, gazing forward, announced the death of metaphysics.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin fatidicus, from fatum 'fate' + -dicus (from dicere 'say').

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