Definition of fatidic in English:

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Pronunciation: /feɪˈtɪdɪk/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


Having a prophetic quality: this inadvertent statement may also be fatidic
More example sentences
  • Allied to the professional and vocational dreams are fatidic nightmares and menacing riddles.
  • The ancient Egyptian Magi observed another division of the year that was called the fatidic year and began at the vernal equinox.
  • For Heidegger, of course, Nietzsche was the fatidic Janus who, gazing forward, announced the death of metaphysics.


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

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