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adage, ana, analects, aphorism, axiom, bon mot, boutade, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, brocard, byword, catchword, collected sayings, conceit, crack, current saying, dictate, dictum, distich, epigram, expression, facetiae, flash of wit, flight of wit, gibe, gnome, golden saying, happy thought, maxim, moral, mot, motto, nasty crack, oracle, persiflage, phrase, pithy saying, play of wit, pleasantry, precept, prescript, proverb, proverbial saying, proverbs, quip, quips and cranks, repartee, retort, riposte, rule, sally, saw, saying, scintillation, sentence, sententious expression, sloka, smart crack, smart saying, snappy comeback, stock saying, stroke of wit, sutra, teaching, text, truism, turn of thought, verse, wisdom, wisdom literature, wise saying, wisecrack, witticism, word, words of wisdom

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  • Apothegm — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apothegm — index phrase Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • apothegm — (n.) pithy saying, 1550s, from Gk. apophthegma terse, pointed saying, lit. something clearly spoken, from apophthengesthai to speak one s opinion plainly, from apo from (see APO (Cf. apo )) + phthengesthai to utter. See APHORISM (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • apothegm — aphorism, epigram, *saying, saw, maxim, adage, proverb, motto …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • apothegm — [ap′ə them΄] n. [Gr apophthegma, a terse, pointed saying < apophthengesthai < apo , from + phthengesthai, to utter] a short, pithy saying (Ex.: “Brevity is the soul of wit”) apothegmatic [ap΄ə theg mat′ik] adj. apothegmatical …   English World dictionary

  • apothegm — noun /ˈæp.ə.θɛm/ A short, witty, instructive saying; an aphorism or maxim. Every glaſs of wine, or bit almoſt, that I committed to my mouth, ſhe uſhered thither with ſome Apothegm <! [sic] capitalized or other: the whole ſeries, indeed, of her …   Wiktionary

  • apothegm — US var. of APOPHTHEGM. * * * apothegm, them variants of apophthegm …   Useful english dictionary

  • apothegm — noun Etymology: Greek apophthegmat , apophthegma, from apophthengesthai to speak out, from apo + phthengesthai to utter Date: circa 1587 a short, pithy, and instructive saying or formulation ; aphorism • apothegmatic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apothegm — apothegmatic /ap euh theg mat ik/, apothegmatical, adj. apothegmatically, adv. /ap euh them /, n. a short, pithy, instructive saying; a terse remark or aphorism. Also, apophthegm. [1545 55; earlier apothegma < Gk apóphthegma, equiv. to apophtheg… …   Universalium

  • apothegm — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. saying, maxim …   English dictionary for students

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