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Meaning of APOTHEGM

Pronunciation:  'apu`them

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a short pithy instructive saying

APOTHEGM is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: aphorism, apophthegm
 See Also: axiom, maxim



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ap"o*thegm\, Apophthegm \Ap"oph*thegm\, n. [Gr.
'apo`fqegma thing uttered, apothegm, from 'apofqe`ggesqai to
speak out; 'apo` from + fqe`ggesqai to speak.]
A short, pithy, and instructive saying; a terse remark,
conveying some important truth; a sententious precept or

Note: [Apothegm is now the prevalent spelling in the United

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