- an utterance.
Origin of dixit
1620–30; < Latin: he has said
[ip-se dik-sit; English ip-see dik-sit]
- an assertion without proof.
Origin of ipse dixit
< Latin: he himself said it
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Examples from the Web for dixit
Can they sing the music I taught them for the Dixit Dominus to-night?The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories
Dixit Iesus discipulis suis, Ego sum pastor bonus: et reliqua.
Dixit Jesus discipulis suis, Ego sum pastor bonus: et reliqua.
Nec dixit quid determinasset se ad unum nec ad alium predictorum.
Dixit enim quod audiverat quod in creatione illius Pape italici fuerunt septuaginta prelati.
- an arbitrary and unsupported assertion
C16, literally: he himself said it
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Word Origin and History for dixit
Latin, literally "he (the master) said it," translation of Greek autos epha, phrase used by disciples of Pythagoras when quoting their master.
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