apophthegm, apothegm

[ɜpom æm]
noun
jedrnata rečenica

English-Slovenian dictionary. 2013.

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  • apothegm — US var. of APOPHTHEGM. * * * apothegm, them variants of apophthegm …   Useful english dictionary

  • Apophthegm — Apothegm Ap o*thegm, Apophthegm Ap oph*thegm, n. [Gr. apo fqegma thing uttered, apothegm, from apofqe ggesqai to speak out; apo from + fqe ggesqai to speak.] A short, pithy, and instructive saying; a terse remark, conveying some important truth;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apophthegm — (n.) see APOTHEGM (Cf. apothegm) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Apothegm — Ap o*thegm, Apophthegm Ap oph*thegm, n. [Gr. apo fqegma thing uttered, apothegm, from apofqe ggesqai to speak out; apo from + fqe ggesqai to speak.] A short, pithy, and instructive saying; a terse remark, conveying some important truth; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apophthegm — Ap oph*thegm, n. See {Apothegm}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apophthegm — (US apothegm) ► NOUN ▪ a concise saying stating a general truth. ORIGIN Greek apothegma, from apophthengesthai speak out …   English terms dictionary

  • apophthegm — [ap′ə them΄] n. APOTHEGM …   English World dictionary

  • apothegm — (n.) pithy saying, 1550s, from Gk. apophthegma terse, pointed saying, lit. something clearly spoken, from apophthengesthai to speak one s opinion plainly, from apo from (see APO (Cf. apo )) + phthengesthai to utter. See APHORISM (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • apophthegm — chiefly British variant of apothegm …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apophthegm — apophthegmatic /ap euh theg mat ik/, apophthegmatical, adj. /ap euh them /, n. apothegm. * * * …   Universalium

  • apothegm — apothegmatic /ap euh theg mat ik/, apothegmatical, adj. apothegmatically, adv. /ap euh them /, n. a short, pithy, instructive saying; a terse remark or aphorism. Also, apophthegm. [1545 55; earlier apothegma < Gk apóphthegma, equiv. to apophtheg… …   Universalium


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