apophthegm /ˈapəθɛm / ‹US› apothegm

a

I. noun

a concise saying or maxim; an aphorism.

the apophthegm ‘tomorrow is another day’.
II. derivatives

apophthegmatic /apəθɛɡˈmatɪk /
adjective


– origin mid 16th cent.: from French apophthegme or modern Latin apothegma, from Greek, from apophthengesthai ‘speak out’.

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