Origin of mnemonic
Related Words for mnemonicevocative, similar, redolent, picture, image, thought, fantasy, reminder, memoir, vision, hint, suggestion, clue, concept, prompt, memo, cue, jog, representation, prod
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Historical Examples of mnemonic
But what is it that can justly claim the right of a mnemonic form?Too Old for Dolls
Anthony Mario Ludovici
Be it as it may, no one can dispute its merit as a specimen of mnemonic verse.
The poet Simonides is said to have been the founder of the mnemonic art.Curiosities of Medical Experience
J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Like the mnemonic lists in Widsith, these lines are probably very old.Beowulf
R. W. Chambers
Fifth, mnemonic devices of simple type are sometimes an aid.How to Teach
George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
Word Origin for mnemonic
"aiding the memory," 1753, back-formation from mnemonics, or from Greek mnemonikos "of or pertaining to memory," from mnemon (genitive mnemonos) "remembering, mindful," from memne "memory, a remembrance, record, an epitaph; memory as a mental faculty," from base of mnasthai "remember," from PIE root *men- "to think" (see mind (n.)). The noun meaning "mnemonic device" is from 1858. Related: Mnemonical (1660s).