Delphian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Delphian of or relating to Delphi or to the oracles of Apollo at Delphi "Delphic oracle"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Delphian Delphic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • delphian 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.
    • delphian 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.
    • delphian Also Delphinian.
    • n delphian An inhabitant of Delphi.
    • n delphian With the definite article, Apollo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Delphian del′fi-an relating to Delphi, a town of ancient Greece, or to the famous oracle which was there
    • Delphian Also Del′phic
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Usage

In literature:

But now the Delphian oracle commands, And fate invites me to the Latian lands.
"The Aeneid" by Virgil
The army, whatever it might be, was on the Delphian road.
"The Moon Endureth--Tales and Fancies" by John Buchan
Can we really be ignorant of the excellent meaning of the Delphian inscription, of which we were just now speaking?
"Alcibiades I" by (may be spurious) Plato
Next, with the help of the Delphian Oracle, we will appoint festivals and sacrifices.
"Laws" by Plato
They now sent to ask advice of the Delphian oracle, and were promised success upon using stratagem.
"A Smaller History of Greece" by William Smith
Then with contending troops from all their city outflocking Gladly the Delphians hailed their God with smoking of altars.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
The Greeks similarly put their questions to the Delphian oracle in writing.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
At least, she pleased thee, Delphian {God}, as long as she continued chaste, or was not the object of remark.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
The Delphians, on hearing this, were seized with consternation.
"Xerxes" by Jacob Abbott
Thereupon Croesus offered up a vast sacrifice to the Delphian deity.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
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In poetry:

Such arts of sorcery I despise,
'Tis in her looks the magic lies;
Where e'er she takes her fairy round,
'Tis every inch inchanted ground;
That path is consecrated more,
Than Delphian groves, or Circe's shore.
"To An Astrological Gentleman" by Samuel Bowden

In news:

Justin Mullens and the Delphian Jazz Orchestra Fresh Sound New Talent.
The West Junior High School Delphian Choir performs before the 47th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Shelter Insurance headquarters Friday evening.
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In science:

Predictive Interaction Using the Delphian desktop.
A Prototype System for Controlling a Computer by Head Movements and Voice Commands
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