from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Delphic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to Delphi, a town of ancient Greece, on Mount Parnassus in Phocis, or to the sanctuary of Apollo at that place, the most celebrated fane of Greek worship.
  • Of or pertaining to Apollo (as Apollo Delphinius, of Delphi), or to his priestess (the Pythoness) of the oracle of Delphi, who under inspiration delivered the responses of the oracle; hence, inspired.
  • Also Delphinian.
  • n. An inhabitant of Delphi.
  • n. With the definite article, Apollo.

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


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