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aphorism

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French aphorisme, from Late Latin aphorismus, from Ancient Greek ἀφορισμός (aphorismós, pithy phrase containing a general truth), from ἀφορίζω (aphorízō, I define, mark off or determine), from ἀπό (apó, off) + ὁρίζω (horízō, I divide, bound), from ὅρος (hóros, 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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