What does apophthegm mean?

apophthegm meaning in General Dictionary

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  • a short pithy instructive saying
  • See Apothegm.
  • a quick, pithy, and instructive saying; a terse comment, conveying some essential truth; a sententious precept or maxim.

apophthegm meaning in Urban Dictionary

an epigram, or favourite saying.


apophthegm meaning in Etymology Dictionary

see apothegm.


apophthegm meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A brief, pithy, and instructive saying; a terse remark, conveying some important truth; a sententious precept or maxim.


Sentence Examples with the word apophthegm

No saying was oftener in his mouth than that fine apophthegm of Bentley, that no man was ever written down but by himself.

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