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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gnomic  \Gnom"ic\,  Gnomical  \Gnom"ic*al\,  a.  [Gr.  ?,  fr  ?:  cf 
  F.  gnomique  See  {Gnome}  maxim.] 
  Sententious;  uttering  or  containing  maxims,  or  striking 
  detached  thoughts;  aphoristic. 
 
  A  city  long  famous  as  the  seat  of  elegiac  and  gnomic 
  poetry.  --G.  R.  Lewes. 
 
  {Gnomic  Poets},  Greek  poets,  as  Theognis  and  Solon,  of  the 
  sixth  century  B.  C.,  whose  writings  consist  of  short 
  sententious  precepts  and  reflections. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gnomic 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  containing  gnomes 




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