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Friday, June 13, 2003

Definitions for gnomic

  1. Uttering, containing, or characterized by maxims; wise and pithy.

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Citations for gnomic
A long pause, during which the group reflects on this gnomic pronouncement. Ruth Shalit, Salon
They consisted of strange, short, sometimes witty, sometimes gnomic, often semiautobiographical essays about architecture. Geoff Nicholson, Female Ruins
Origin of gnomic
Gnomic derives from Greek gnomikos, from gnome, "intelligence, hence an expressed example of intelligence," from gignoskein, "to know."
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