vaticinal

adjective

va·​tic·​i·​nal və-ˈti-sə-nəl How to pronounce vaticinal (audio)
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Word History

Etymology

Latin vāticinus "revealing the future, prophetic" (adjective derivative of vāticinārī "to make divinely inspired predictions, prophesy") + -al entry 1 — more at vaticinate

First Known Use

1586, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vaticinal was in 1586

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Cite this Entry

“Vaticinal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vaticinal. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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