apothegm

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 apothegm — index phrase Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 apothegm — (n.) pithy saying, 1550s, from Gk. apophthegma terse, pointed saying, lit. something clearly spoken, from apophthengesthai to speak one s opinion plainly, from apo from (see APO (Cf. apo )) + phthengesthai to utter. See APHORISM (Cf …

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  • 4 apothegm — aphorism, epigram, *saying, saw, maxim, adage, proverb, motto …

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  • 5 apothegm — [ap′ə them΄] n. [Gr apophthegma, a terse, pointed saying < apophthengesthai < apo , from + phthengesthai, to utter] a short, pithy saying (Ex.: “Brevity is the soul of wit”) apothegmatic [ap΄ə theg mat′ik] adj. apothegmatical …

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  • 6 apothegm — noun /ˈæp.ə.θɛm/ A short, witty, instructive saying; an aphorism or maxim. Every glaſs of wine, or bit almoſt, that I committed to my mouth, ſhe uſhered thither with ſome Apothegm <! [sic] capitalized or other: the whole ſeries, indeed, of her …

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  • 7 apothegm — US var. of APOPHTHEGM. * * * apothegm, them variants of apophthegm …

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  • 8 apothegm — noun Etymology: Greek apophthegmat , apophthegma, from apophthengesthai to speak out, from apo + phthengesthai to utter Date: circa 1587 a short, pithy, and instructive saying or formulation ; aphorism • apothegmatic adjective …

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  • 9 apothegm — apothegmatic /ap euh theg mat ik/, apothegmatical, adj. apothegmatically, adv. /ap euh them /, n. a short, pithy, instructive saying; a terse remark or aphorism. Also, apophthegm. [1545 55; earlier apothegma < Gk apóphthegma, equiv. to apophtheg… …

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  • 10 apothegm — Synonyms and related words: adage, ana, analects, aphorism, axiom, bon mot, boutade, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, brocard, byword, catchword, collected sayings, conceit, crack, current saying, dictate, dictum, distich, epigram,… …

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  • 11 apothegm — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. saying, maxim …

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  • 12 apothegm —  A witty or pithy maxim …

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  • 13 apothegm — ap·o·thegm || æpəʊθem n. concise saying; concise saying which expresses a general truth; proverb …

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  • 14 apothegm — noun US spelling of apophthegm …

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  • 15 apothegm — n. Maxim, saying, dictum, saw, proverb, aphorism, byword, sententious precept. See adage …

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  • 16 apothegm — ap·o·thegm …

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  • 17 apothegm — ap•o•thegm or apophthegm [[t]ˈæp əˌθɛm[/t]] n. lit. a short, pithy saying • Etymology: 1545–55; < Gk apóphthegma < apophtheg , var. s. of apophthéngesthai to speak out ap o•theg•mat′ic θɛgˈmæt ɪk adj …

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  • 18 apothegm — /ˈæpəθɛm/ (say apuhthem) noun → apophthegm. –apothegmatic /æpəθɪgˈmætɪk/ (say apuhthig matik), apothegmatical, adjective …

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  • 19 apothegm —   n. see apophthegm …

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  • 20 apothegm- — …

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