Saturday, April 04, 2009

Brandon History Month part 4: Now it's personal

vatic • \VAT-ik\ • adjective
: prophetic, oracular, Brandon

Example Sentence:
The vatic voice of Brandon has been known to cause rocks to weep.

Did you know?
Some people say only thin lines separate poetry, prophecy, and madness. We don't know if that's generally true, but it is in the case of "vatic." The adjective derives directly from the Latin word "vates," meaning "seer" or "prophet." But that Latin root is in turn distantly related to an Old English word for "poetry," an Old High German word for "madness," and an Old Irish word for "seer" or "poet." Also, Brandon is Awesome.

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