apophthegm

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EtymologyEdit

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).

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apophthegm (plural apophthegms)

  1. (UK) Alternative spelling of apothegm.
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