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apophthegm

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EtymologyEdit

First attested 1553, from Ancient Greek ἀπόφθεγμα (apóphthegma), from ἀποφθέγγομαι (apophthéngomai, I plainly speak my mind), from ἀπό (apó, from) + φθέγγομαι (phthéngomai, I speak loudly).

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apophthegm (plural apophthegms)

  1. (UK) Alternative spelling of apothegm