gnomically

gnomic

2 [noh-mik, nom-ik]
adjective
1.
like or containing gnomes or aphorisms.
2.
of, pertaining to, or noting a writer of aphorisms, especially any of certain Greek poets.
Also, gnomical.


Origin:
1805–15; < Greek gnōmikós. See gnome2, -ic

gnomically, adverb
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gnomic or gnomical (ˈnəʊmɪk, ˈnɒm-)
 
adj
1.  consisting of, containing, or relating to gnomes or aphorisms
2.  of or relating to a writer of such sayings
 
gnomical or gnomical
 
adj
 
'gnomically or gnomical
 
adv

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gnomic
"full of instructive sayings," 1815, from Fr. gnomique, from L.L. gnomicus "concerned with maxims, didactic," from Gk. gnomikos, from gnome "thought, opinion, maxim, intelligence," from gignoskein "to come to know" (see gnostic). Eng. gnome meant "short, pithy statement of general truth" (1577).
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