Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having power to foretell future events; prophetic; fatiloquent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having power to foretell future events; prophetic; fatiloquent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as fatidic.

Etymologies

Latin fatidicus; fatum fate + dicere to say, tell. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His head, laden with an Assyrian mitre, was bent, and he was watching the gold plate on his breast; it was covered with fatidical stones, and the flame mirrored in it formed irisated lights.

    Salammbo

  • Which he was enabled so assuredly to assent to, upon the advantage of the relaxation of his Soul now departing from the Body: Which Diodorus Siculus, lib. 18, notes to be the Opinion of Pythagoras and his followers, that it is the privilege of the Soul near her Departure, to exercise a fatidical Faculty, and to pronounce truly touching things future.

    The Iron Chest of Durley

  • They were fatidical gifts, that saw and hatchet; in the years ahead of me I was to use tools as well as my brothers did, as I proved when I helped to build our frontier home.

    The Story of a Pioneer

  • As was to be expected, the eternal calamity howlers and false prophets of evil raise their fatidical voices on this present occasion, in protest against female suffrage, invoking the sanctity of the home and the necessity of perpetuating customs that have been observed for many years.

    The Woman and the Right to Vote

  • Cruel, fantastic, nonchalant, and shivering atrociously, his female Satan worshippers go to their greedy master in * fatidical and shuddering attitudes; they submit to his glacial embrace.

    Promenades of an Impressionist

  • Pierre remembered the four fatidical letters, the S.P.Q.R. of old and glorious Rome, which like an order of final triumph given to Destiny he had everywhere found in present-day Rome, on all the walls, on all the insignia, even on the municipal dust-carts!

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

  • I hear and understand them, quoth Panurge; their sound is, by my thirst, more uprightly fatidical than that of Jove's great kettles in Dodona.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 3

  • a fatidical animal consecrated to the gods; and at the four corners rose four long perfuming-pans filled with nard, incense, cinnamomum, and myrrh.

    Salammbo

  • I hear and understand them, quoth Panurge; their sound is, by my thirst, more uprightly fatidical than that of Jove’s great kettles in Dodona.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Now listen to the fatidical Pole Przybyszewski: "In the beginning there was sex, out of sex there was nothing and in it everything was.

    Chopin : the Man and His Music

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