Gnomic



[noh-mik, nom-ik] /ˈnoʊ mɪk, ˈnɒm ɪk/

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a .
[noh-mik, nom-ik] /ˈnoʊ mɪk, ˈnɒm ɪk/
adjective
1.
like or containing or aphorisms.
2.
of, relating to, or noting a writer of aphorisms, especially any of certain Greek poets.
/ˈnəʊmɪk; ˈnɒm-/
adjective
1.
consisting of, containing, or relating to gnomes or aphorisms
2.
of or relating to a writer of such sayings
adjective

pertaining to or being like a gnome
Word Origin

French gnome + -ic
adj.

“full of instructive sayings,” 1815, from French gnomique (18c.) and directly from Late Latin gnomicus “concerned with maxims, didactic,” from Greek gnomikos, from gnome “thought, opinion, maxim, intelligence,” from root of gignoskein “to come to know” (see gnostic). English gnome meant “short, pithy statement of general truth” (1570s). Gnomical is attested from 1610s.

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