- of Delphi
- designating or of the oracle of Apollo at Delphi in ancient times
- obscure in meaning; ambiguous; oracular
- Greek Mythology Of or relating to Delphi or to the oracle of Apollo at Delphi.
- Obscurely prophetic; oracular: made a great deal of Delphic pronouncements.
(comparative more delphic, superlative most delphic)
- Alternative form of Delphic.
- Far more famous is the Delphic, or more strictly, the Pylaeic-Delphic, amphictyony.
- The result was a great disaster, and Alexander had recourse to the old quibble of the Delphic oracle to Croesus for an explanation.
- Under the dominion of the Roman republic its national league was dissolved, but was revived by Augustus, who also restored to Phocis the votes in the Delphic Amphictyony which it had lost in 346 and enrolled it in the new Achaean synod.
- The Delphic oracle bade them sacrifice a virgin of the house of Aepytus.
- This belief was supported by the Delphic oracle, which was largely instrumental in promoting hero-worship and keeping alive its due observance.