Gnomology
Gnomology Gno*mol"o*gy, n. [Gr. ?; ? judgment, maxim + ? discourse: cf. F. gnomologie.] A collection of, or a treatise on, maxims, grave sentences, or reflections. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • gnomology — gnomologic /noh meuh loj ik/, gnomological, adj. gnomologist, n. /noh mol euh jee/, n. 1. a collection or anthology of gnomes or aphorisms. 2. gnomic or aphoristic writing. [1635 45; < Gk gnomología. See GNOME2, O , LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • gnomology — gno·mol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • gnomology — nōˈmäləjē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek gnōmologia anthology of gnomes, sententious style, from gnōmo (from gnōmē maxim) + logia logy 1. : an anthology of gnomes 2. : gnomic writing …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gnomologic — Gno mo*log ic, Gnomological Gno mo*log ic*al, a. [Gr. ?.] Pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling, a gnomology. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gnomological — Gnomologic Gno mo*log ic, Gnomological Gno mo*log ic*al, a. [Gr. ?.] Pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling, a gnomology. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gnomic —   a. pertaining to or like aphorisms; Grammar, signifying general truth.    ♦ gnomist,   n. writer of gnomic poetry.    ♦ gnomologic, a. aphoristic.    ♦ gnomology, n. gnomic writing; collection of gnomic writings …   Dictionary of difficult words

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