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Monday, June 02, 2014

Definitions for gnomist

  1. a writer of aphorisms.

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Citations for gnomist
In casting mere shadows on the dial, the gnomist as gnomon will conceal more truth than he reveals. His aphorisms may be subtly off-key… W. David Shaw, Babel and the Ivory Tower: The Scholar in the Age of Science, 2005
He was one of the Gnomists or seven sages of Greece, and the most eminent of his countrymen. Reverend David Blair, Outlines of Chronology, Ancient and Modern: Being an Introduction to the Study of History, 1865
Origin of gnomist
The term gnomist entered English in the late 1800s. It finds its roots in the Greek gnṓmē meaning "thought, opinion, intelligence."