from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Greek Mythology Of or relating to Delphi or to the oracle of Apollo at Delphi.
- adj. Obscurely prophetic; oracular: made a great deal of Delphic pronouncements.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to Delphi or its oracles.
- adj. Obscurely prophetic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or relating to Delphi, or to the famous oracle of that place.
- adj. Ambiguous; mysterious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as Delphian.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to Delphi or to the oracles of Apollo at Delphi
- adj. obscurely prophetic
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At Lady Miller's home, aspiring poets would meet and socialise placing their work into a large urn, known as The Delphic Vase.
Pre-eminent among all such unions was that known as the Delphic
It recalls the Delphic oracle's reply when Croesus asked if he should declare war on Persia.
We have some kind of Delphic signals from Judge Roberts.
There the transport "Delphic" received us, together with a squadron of Paget's
Eventually the slow but sure S.S. "Delphic," having stopped at St. Helena to land bullocks for Cronje, Schiel and their friends, disgorged us at Cape Town.
Having been given accommodation in the emergency tent for the night, he took me by divers ways to a bell tent in which I found two or three men of Paget's Horse, acquaintances of the "Delphic" days, another Sussex man, and a large washing basin containing beer -- obtained no matter how.
The Count, pursuing some other line of thought, broke out into a kind of Delphic rhapsody:
Very often they are truly "Delphic," with a most dubious meaning -- as in that oft-quoted instance, when the Pythia told Crsus if he went to war with Cyrus,
But because so little hard evidence is available, the methodology was "Delphic": ask the oracle, in this case a collection of drugs experts.
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