from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of apothegm.
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- n. Alternative spelling of apothegm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See apothegm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See apothegm, etc.
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- n. a short pithy instructive saying
First attested 1553, from Ancient Greek ἀπόφθεγμα (apophthegma), from ἀποφθέγγομαι (apophthengomai, "I plainly speak my mind"), from ἀπό (apo, "from") + φθέγγομαι (phthengomai, "I speak loudly"). (Wiktionary)