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ipse dixit

[ip-se dik-sit; English ip-see dik-sit] /ˈɪp sɛ ˈdɪk sɪt; English ˈɪp si ˈdɪk sɪt/
Latin.
1.
he himself said it.
2.
an assertion without proof.
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ipse dixit

/ˈɪpseɪ ˈdɪksɪt/
noun
1.
an arbitrary and unsupported assertion
Word Origin
C16, literally: he himself said it
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Word Origin and History for ipse dixit
ipse dixit
1477, from L., lit. "he (the master) said it," translation of Gk. autos epha, phrase used by disciples of Pythagoras when quoting their master.
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