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Ancient Greek γνωμολογία (gnōmología) from γνώμη (gnṓmē, judgement, maxim) + λογία (logía, collection) (from [Term?] (gather, pick up)- see anthology): compare French gnomologie.


gnomology (plural gnomologies)

  1. (obsolete) A collection of, or a treatise on, maxims, grave sentences, or reflections.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gnomology in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)