Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or characterized by prophecy; prophetic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to prophecy; prophetic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having power to foretell future events; prophetic.

Etymologies

Latin fātidicus : fātum, prophecy, doom; see fate + dīcere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin fātidicus, from fātum ("fate") + dicere ("to speak"). (Wiktionary)

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  • He was to recall with a fatidic shiver seventeen years later when Lucette, in her last note to him, mailed from Paris...

    - Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor.

    May 17, 2008

  • Foretelling the future; prophetic; divinatory.

    May 16, 2008