gnomic

1
[ noh-mik, nom-ik ]
/ ˈnoʊ mɪk, ˈnɒm ɪk /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a gnome.

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Origin of gnomic

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First recorded in 1805–15; gnome1 + -ic

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Definition for gnomic (2 of 2)

gnomic2
[ noh-mik, nom-ik ]
/ ˈnoʊ mɪk, ˈnɒm ɪk /

adjective

like or containing gnomes or aphorisms.
of, relating to, or noting a writer of aphorisms, especially any of certain Greek poets.
Also gno·mi·cal .

Origin of gnomic

2
From the Greek word gnōmikós, dating back to 1805–15. See gnome2, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM gnomic

gno·mi·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for gnomic

gnomic

gnomical

/ (ˈnəʊmɪk, ˈnɒm-) /

adjective

consisting of, containing, or relating to gnomes or aphorisms
of or relating to a writer of such sayings

Derived forms of gnomic

gnomically, adverb
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