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aphorism

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Etymology

From Middle French aphorisme < Late Latin aphorismus < Ancient Greek αφορισμός (aphorismos) "pithy phrase containing a general truth" < αφορίζω (aphorizō) "I define or determine"

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈæ.fɔ.ɹɪzm̩/

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aphorism

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  1. An original laconic phrase conveying some principle or concept of thought.

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