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apophthegm

[ ap-uh-them ]
/ 藞忙p 蓹藢胃蓻m /
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noun
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OTHER WORDS FROM apophthegm

ap路o路phtheg路mat路ic [ap-uh-theg-mat-ik], /藢忙p 蓹 胃蓻g藞m忙t 瑟k/, ap路o路phtheg路mat路i路cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for apophthegm

apophthegm

apothegm

/ (藞忙p蓹藢胃蓻m) /

noun
a short cryptic remark containing some general or generally accepted truth; maxim

Derived forms of apophthegm

apophthegmatic or apothegmatic (藢忙p蓹胃蓻伞藞m忙t瑟k), adjective

Word Origin for apophthegm

C16: from Greek apophthegma, from apophthengesthai to speak one's opinion frankly, from phthengesthai to speak
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