From Latin fatiloquus, from fatum (“fate”) + ultimately loqui (“speak”) (modeled on eloquent and other such words).
- Prophetic; speaking of fate.
- 1993, Will Self, My Idea of Fun, Grove Press (2005), ISBN 0-8021-4213-3, page 37:
- He paused, adopting a pensive mien which befitted this fatiloquent observation, and I was transfixed by the thick, almost Neanderthal ridges of bone that took the place of eyebrows on his mondial head.
prophetic, speaking of fate