Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A collection of, or a treatise on, maxims, grave sentences, or reflections.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A collection of, or a treatise on, maxims, grave sentences, or reflections.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A collection of or treatise on maxims or sententious and pithy reflections.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek γνωμολογία (gnōmologia) from γνώμη (gnōmē, "judgement, maxim") + λογία (logia, "collection") (from  (legō, "gather, pick up")- see anthology): compare French gnomologie. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • SOCRATES: And there is also Polus, who has treasuries of diplasiology, and gnomology, and eikonology, and who teaches in them the names of which Licymnius made him a present; they were to give a polish.

    Phaedrus

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