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apophthegm

[ ap-uh-them ]
/ ˈæp əˌθɛm /
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noun
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OTHER WORDS FROM apophthegm

ap·o·phtheg·mat·ic [ap-uh-theg-mat-ik], /ˌæp ə θɛgˈmæt ɪk/, ap·o·phtheg·mat·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for apophthegm

apophthegm

apothegm

/ (ˈæpəˌθɛm) /

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

Derived forms of apophthegm

apophthegmatic or apothegmatic (ˌæpəθɛɡˈmætɪk), 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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