apothegm

noun
ap·​o·​thegm | \ˈa-pə-ˌthem \

Definition of apothegm 

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

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Other Words from apothegm

apothegmatic \ˌa-​pə-​theg-​ˈma-​tik \ adjective

Examples of apothegm in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of apothegm

1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apothegm

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

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The first known use of apothegm was in 1548

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