Apothegm


Apothegm
Apothegm Ap"o*thegm, Apophthegm Ap"oph*thegm, n. [Gr. 'apo`fqegma thing uttered, apothegm, from 'apofqe`ggesqai to speak out; 'apo` from + fqe`ggesqai to speak.] A short, pithy, and instructive saying; a terse remark, conveying some important truth; a sententious precept or maxim.

Note: [Apothegm is now the prevalent spelling in the United States.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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