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[ip-se dik-sit; English ip-see dik-sit] /ˈɪp sɛ ˈdɪk sɪt; English ˈɪp si ˈdɪk sɪt/

an assertion without proof.
/ˈɪpseɪ ˈdɪksɪt/
an arbitrary and unsupported assertion

Latin, literally “he (the master) said it,” translation of Greek autos epha, phrase used by disciples of Pythagoras when quoting their master.


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