- 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
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.