aphorismos

noun

apho·​ris·​mos
ˌäfərēzˈmȯs
plural aphorismoi
-ˈmē
Eastern Church
: temporary excommunication

Word History

Etymology

Late Greek (influenced in meaning by aphorizein to excommunicate, from Greek, to cast out), from Greek, definition, short, pithy sentence

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“Aphorismos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aphorismos. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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