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Meaning of "apothegm" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF APOTHEGM

apothegm  [ˈæpəˌθɛm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APOTHEGM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Apothegm is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES APOTHEGM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Adage

An adage is a short, usually philosophical, but memorable saying which holds some important fact of experience that is considered true by many people, or that has gained some credibility through its long memetic use. It often involves a planning failure such as "don't count your chickens before they hatch" or "don't burn your bridges". Adages may be interesting observations, practical or ethical guidelines, or skeptical comments on life. Some adages are products of folk wisdom that attempt to summarize some form of basic truth; these are generally known as proverbs or bywords. An adage that describes a general rule of conduct is a "maxim". A pithy expression that has not necessarily gained credit through long use, but is distinguished by particular depth or good style is an aphorism, while one distinguished by wit or irony is an epigram. Through overuse, an adage may become a cliché or truism, or be described as an "old saw." Adages coined in modernity are often given proper names and called "laws" in imitation of physical laws, or "principles".

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH APOTHEGM


apophthegm
ˈæpəˌθɛm
apothem
ˈæpəˌθɛm
erathem
ˈɪərəˌθɛm
spelaeothem
ˌspiːlɪəˈθɛm
speleothem
ˌspiːlɪəˈθɛm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE APOTHEGM

apothecaries
apothecaries´ measure
apothecaries´ weight
apothecary
apothece
apothecia
apothecial
apothecium
apothegmatic
apothegmatical
apothegmatist
apothegmatize
apothem
apotheoses
apotheosis
apotheosise
apotheosize
apotropaic
apotropaically
apotropaism

WORDS THAT END LIKE APOTHEGM

diaphragm
epiphragm
gm
iris diaphragm
new paradigm
paradigm
phlegm
syntagm

Synonyms and antonyms of apothegm in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «APOTHEGM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «apothegm» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of apothegm
adage · aphorism · axiom · dictum · gnome · maxim · precept · proverb · saw · saying

Translation of «apothegm» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF APOTHEGM

Find out the translation of apothegm to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of apothegm from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «apothegm» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

警句
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

apotegma
570 millions of speakers

English

apothegm
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

apothegm
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

apothegm
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

апофегма
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

apothegm
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

apothegm
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

apophtegme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Apothegm
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

apothegm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

apothegm
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

apothegm
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Apothegm
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

apothegm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

apothegm
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अहंकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vecize
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

apothegm
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

apothegm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

апофегму
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

apoftegmă
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

απόφθεγμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

apothegm
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

apothegm
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

apothegm
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of apothegm

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «APOTHEGM»

The term «apothegm» is normally little used and occupies the 126.377 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «APOTHEGM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about apothegm

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APOTHEGM»

Discover the use of apothegm in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to apothegm and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Encyclopedia of the Essay
The apothegm as transmitted from the sage to the seeker differs from the bon mot , with which it has more recently been identified. First, the apothegm was delivered to a particular person under particular circumstances: the seeker described ...
Tracy Chevalier, 1997
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Pepper Adams' Joy Road: An Annotated Discography
w Time After Time* Prestige LP: PR-7729 x Apothegm Prestige unissued y Apothegm Prestige unissued z Apothegm Prestige unissued aa Apothegm Prestige LP: PR-7729 bb Apothegm Prestige unissued cc Apothegm Black Lion ( Ger) CD: ...
Gary Carner, 2012
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Poet, Public, and Performance in Ancient Greece
to limit the apothegm to verbal utterance alone. Several of the citations would be more accurately called anecdotes, apomnêmoneumata, since they contain no quoted memorable saying but rather a memorable incident that has become a ...
Lowell Edmunds, Robert W. Wallace, 2000
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Plutarch's Morals
444. Boethns, his opinion concerning comets, iii. 150. Brasidas, apothegm of, i. 218; ii. 468. Brennus, king of the Gauls, v. 460. Britain, longevity in, iii. 193. Brixaba, mount, v. 494. Brotherly love, iii. 36-08. Brute animals, ails and cures of, iii.
Plutarch, William Watson Goodwin, 1870
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The Long and Short of It: From Aphorism to Novel
For the apothegm, the world does not give itself away. Wisdom begins when we recognize that we do not even know what we do not know. Apothegms teach: there are always more doors to open. In attaining knowledge, as in probing an ...
Gary Morson, 2012
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Handbook of Biblical Criticism
In form-critical studies, the classification apothegm has received no clear definition. According to Martin Dibelius, in ancient usage apothegm applied both to (a) sayings introduced without a setting, and (b) answers of a specific nature set ...
Richard N. Soulen, R. Kendall Soulen, 2011
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Thoughts on the Anglican and Anglo-American churches
146. clarendon's. apothegm. any thing of his severity and rigour towards men of all conditions ; or in the sharpness of his language and expressions, which was so natural to him, that he could not debate any thing without some commotion, ...
John Bristed, 1823
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The Reveries of Solitude: Consisting of Essays in Prose, a ...
C ] AN USEFUL APOTHEGM FOR A FOND MOTHER. Wh ETHER charg'd or uncharg'd, I charge you, my son, Never wantonly face the mouth of a gun; And, tam'd or untam'd, pray likewise beware, Come not nigh to the heels of a horse or a ...
Richard Graves, 1793
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The Matthean Parables: A Literary and Historical Commentary
Bultmann treats the first of these as the conclusion of a scholastic apothegm.294 The pericope of the Baptist's question (Mt 11:2-6/Lk 7:18-23), followed by Christ's testimony to the Baptist (Mt 11:7-11/Lk 7:24-28), leads to the parable of The ...
Ivor H. Jones, 1995
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A Dictionary of the English Language
APOTHEGM ATIST, (ap-o-rteg'-ma-tist) n. (. A collector of apothegms. roAPOTHEGMATIZE,(ap-o-theg'-ma-tize) v. n. To utter remarkable savings. APOTHEOSIS, (ap-o-tAe'-o-sis) n. j. Deification. APOTHESIS, (a-potn'-e-sis) n.s. In surgery, The ...
Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson, 1828

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «APOTHEGM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term apothegm is used in the context of the following news items.
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Biting into the apple club
... one every other week during the season, of 10 pounds each seems like a lot, but it actually breaks down to a mere healthy apothegm:. «Statesman Journal, Jun 15»
2
Chapter & Verse
Gene Dwyer, who kept his Greek Aa textbook, wrote, “The (unattributed) apothegm 'The Two Packs' is cited in Lesson 12 in Chase and Phillips, A New ... «Harvard Magazine, Jun 15»
3
UPDATED: Coquitlam sports leaders to be inducted into Sports Hall …
"My apothegm has always been don't follow where the path may lead, go where there is no path and leave a trail. I never thought a branch of that trail would ... «The Tri-City News, May 15»
4
Sales are for vanity, profits for sanity
No one knows who coined this particular apothegm (which has a third leg – 'cash is king'), but it has obvious relevance for law firms. «Law Gazette, May 15»
5
Critical 20: No. 1 Pete Robertson
With that in mind, and noting the steady development of football into a passing game, we can coin yet another apothegm, “A good pass rush ... «RaiderPower.com, May 15»
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The Wise Words of Maya Angelou. Or Someone, Anyway.
Perhaps, to misquote another apothegm frequently misattributed to Ms. Angelou: “They may forget who said it — but they will never forget how it ... «New York Times, Apr 15»
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Bringing Succour To The World Through Philanthropy
There is usually an apothegm that believes that for every wealthy billionaire fellow around the world, some form of blood may have been shed ... «Nigerian Observer, Mar 15»
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You could do better on Wikipedia: a facile approach to art history
But Gombrich gave us the fine apothegm: 'There is no such thing as art. There are only artists.' Martin Kemp gets nowhere near such synoptic ... «Spectator.co.uk, Feb 15»
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Mother Who?: UK not OK for Cayman PR
(So much for the local apothegm — “the devil you know.”) Most striking, perhaps, is Cayman's backhanding of the British. After all, Cayman is a ... «Cayman Compass, Feb 15»
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A (Relatively) Happy New Year for Boxing
On Saturday, Broner apologized for his language, invoking an apothegm of his own invention. “You never invite another man to another man's ... «The New Yorker, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Apothegm [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/apothegm>. May 2020 ».
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