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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