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apothegm

noun ap·o·thegm \ˈa-pə-ˌthem\

Definition of APOTHEGM

:  a short, pithy, and instructive saying or formulation :  aphorism
ap·o·theg·mat·ic \ˌa-pə-theg-ˈma-tik\ adjective

Examples of APOTHEGM

  1. <her mother endlessly repeated the apothegm cleanliness is next to godliness>

Origin of APOTHEGM

Greek apophthegmat-, apophthegma, from apophthengesthai to speak out, from apo- + phthengesthai to utter
First Known Use: circa 1587

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