Definition of Delphic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to Delphi or to the oracles of Apollo at Delphi. "Delphic oracle"

Exact synonyms: Delphian
Partainyms: Delphi, Delphi
Derivative terms: Delphi



2. Adjective. Obscurely prophetic. "An oracular message"
Exact synonyms: Oracular
Similar to: Prophetic, Prophetical

Definition of Delphic

1. a. Of or relating to Delphi, or to the famous oracle of that place.

Definition of Delphic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to Delphi or its oracles. ¹

2. Adjective. Obscurely prophetic. ¹

3. Adjective. (alternative form of Delphic) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Delphic

1. ambiguous [adj] - See also: ambiguous

Lexicographical Neighbors of Delphic

Delivered Ex Quay
Delivered Ex Ship
Della
Dellacruscan
Delmonico steak
Delmonico steaks
Delonix
Delonix regia
Delonte
Delores
Delorme
Delos
Delphi
Delphian
Delphians
Delphic (current term)
Delphic oracle
Delphinapterus
Delphinapterus leucas
Delphine
Delphinidae
Delphinium ajacis
Delphinus
Delphinus delphis
Dels
Delta
Deltasone
Deluge
Demarquay's symptom
Dematiaceae

Literary usage of Delphic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Slave Systems of Greek and Roman Antiquity by William Linn Westermann (1984)
"The number of slaves maintained by individual Greeks of the prosperous classes during the Hellenistic period, as presented by the Delphic manumission ..."

2. History of Federal Government in Greece and Italy by Edward Augustus Freeman, John Bagnell Bury (1893)
"The Delphic Amphi- ... only because of the greater importance of the Delphic sanctuary, and because it incidentally happened that the greater part of the ..."

3. The History of Greece by Connop Thirlwall (1855)
"X The Delphic oracle. As the Delphic oracle was the object to which the principal duties of the Amphictyons related, it might have been imagined to have ..."

4. Outlines of the History of Religion: To the Spread of the Universal Religions by Cornelis Petrus Tiele (1905)
"It was a mark of the ethical character of the Delphic religion that the doctrine of ... Above all, however, the Delphic priests contrived to maintain their ..."

5. Readings in Ancient History: Illustrative Extracts from the Sources by William Stearns Davis (1912)
"Rawlinson's Translation The story here given of how Croesus the Lydian consulted the Delphic oracle before the collision with Persia is another of He- ..."

6. A Journey Through Albania, and Other Provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia by Baron John Cam Hobhouse Broughton (1817)
"The Delphic Serpentine Column.—The Burnt Pillar. ... The view leaves out the Delphic column, and in aome respects seems made from conjecture. ..."

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