aphorism

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Etymology[edit]

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/

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aphorism ‎(plural aphorisms)

  1. An original, laconic phrase conveying some principle or concept of thought, often one considered pithy.

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