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apophthegm

[ap-uh-them] /ˈæp əˌθɛm/
noun
1.
Related forms
apophthegmatic
[ap-uh-theg-mat-ik] /ˌæp ə θɛgˈmæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
apophthegmatical, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for apophthegm

apophthegm

/ˈæpəˌθɛm/
noun
1.
a short cryptic remark containing some general or generally accepted truth; maxim
Derived Forms
apophthegmatic, apothegmatic (ˌæpəθɛɡˈmætɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Greek apophthegma, from apophthengesthai to speak one's opinion frankly, from phthengesthai to speak
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