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apothegm


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  sententious  precept  or 
  maxim. 
 
  Note:  [Apothegm  is  now  the  prevalent  spelling  in  the  United 
  States.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apothegm 
  n  :  a  short  pithy  instructive  saying  [syn:  {aphorism},  {apophthegm}] 




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