Definition of Apothegm

1. Noun. A short pithy instructive saying.




Definition of Apothegm

1. n. A short, pithy, and instructive saying; a terse remark, conveying some important truth; a sententious precept or maxim.

Definition of Apothegm

1. Noun. A short, witty, instructive saying; an aphorism or maxim. ¹

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Definition of Apothegm

1. a maxim [n -S] - See also: maxim

Medical Definition of Apothegm

1. See Apothegm. A short, pithy, and instructive saying; a terse remark, conveying some important truth; a sententious precept or maxim. Origin: Apothegm is now the prevalent spelling in the United States. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Apothegm

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1. Mind and Hand: Manual Training, the Chief Factor in Education by Charles Henry Ham (1900)
"The Iron Age.—Iron the King of Metals.— Locke's apothegm. ... As we enter the Founding Laboratory we recall Locke's apothegm: "He who first made known the ..."

2. Lord Byron and Some of His Contemporaries: With Recollections of the Author by Leigh Hunt (1828)
"I sent word, in return, that " men grew in England as well as America;" an answer which repaid me for the loss of my apothegm at Dr. Raine's. ..."

3. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"However, there is in these words an acknowledgment of one single and eternal Deity.8 self-existent Deity, is also manifest from that other apothegm of ..."

4. Notes of Travel: Or, Recollections of Majunga, Zanzibar, Muscat, Aden, Mocha by Joseph Barlow Felt Osgood (1854)
"A royal apothegm. The new era of modern history, that of the Anglo Arabian, which dawned so inauspiciously with the seizure of ..."

5. Geometry in the Grammar School: An Essay by Paul Henry Hanus (1893)
"By questions T. finally obtains the statement that the area of the polygon is six times one side multiplied by the apothegm, divided by two. ..."

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