Monday, June 02, 2014
Citations for gnomist
In casting mere shadows on the dial, the gnomist as gnomon will conceal more truth than he reveals. His aphorisms may be subtly off-key…
He was one of the Gnomists or seven sages of Greece, and the most eminent of his countrymen.
Origin of gnomist
The term gnomist entered English in the late 1800s. It finds its roots in the Greek gnṓmē meaning "thought, opinion, intelligence."