Definition of pancratic in English:

pancratic

adjective

  • Of or relating to the pancratium. More generally: fully disciplined or exercised in mind; having every kind of skill or accomplishment.

adjective

Optics
  • Of an eyepiece: capable of adjustment to many degrees of magnification.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From post-classical Latin pancraticus of or relating to an athlete, irregularly from ancient Greek παγκράτιον + classical Latin -icus<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in David Brewster (1781–1868), natural philosopher and academic administrator. From ancient Greek παγκρατής all-powerful (from παν- + κρατής, combining form of κράτος bodily strength, mastery: see -cracy) + -ic.

Pronunciation

pancratic

/panˈkratɪk/