apothegm

noun ap·o·thegm \ ˈa-pə-ˌthem \

Definition of apothegm

: a short, pithy, and instructive saying or formulation : aphorism

apothegmatic

play \ˌa-pə-theg-ˈma-tik\ adjective

Examples of apothegm in a Sentence

  1. her mother endlessly repeated the apothegm “cleanliness is next to godliness”

Origin and Etymology of apothegm

Greek apophthegmat-, apophthegma, from apophthengesthai to speak out, from apo- + phthengesthai to utter


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