aphorism

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French aphorisme, from Late Latin aphorismus, from Ancient Greek ἀφορισμός (aphorismos, pithy phrase containing a general truth), from ἀφορίζω (aphorizō, I define, mark off or determine), from ἀπό (apo, off) + ὁρίζω (horizō, I divide, bound), from ὅρος (horos, boundary).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈæ.fə.ɹɪzm̩/

NounEdit

aphorism (plural aphorisms)

  1. An original laconic phrase conveying some principle or concept of thought.

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Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 02:57