ipse dixit

[ ip-se dik-sit; English ip-see dik-sit ]
/ ˈɪp sɛ ˈdɪk sɪt; English ˈɪp si ˈdɪk sɪt /
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noun

an assertion without proof.

Nearby words

  1. ipr,
  2. ipratropium bromide,
  3. iproniazid,
  4. ips,
  5. ipsambul,
  6. ipseity,
  7. ipsilateral,
  8. ipsissima verba,
  9. ipso facto,
  10. ipso jure

Origin of ipse dixit

< Latin: he himself said it

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British Dictionary definitions for ipse

ipse dixit

/ Latin (ˈɪpseɪ ˈdɪksɪt) /

noun

an arbitrary and unsupported assertion

Word Origin for ipse dixit

C16, literally: he himself said it

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Word Origin and History for ipse

ipse dixit

Latin, literally "he (the master) said it," translation of Greek autos epha, phrase used by disciples of Pythagoras when quoting their master.

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