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

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Definition of fatidic in English:

adjective

rare
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.

Origin

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

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