gnomology

noun

gno·​mol·​o·​gy
nōˈmäləjē
plural -es
1
: an anthology of gnomes
2
: gnomic writing

Word History

Etymology

Greek gnōmologia anthology of gnomes, sententious style, from gnōmo- (from gnōmē maxim) + -logia -logy

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“Gnomology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gnomology. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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