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Word of the Day – Apophthegm

By May 24, 2015Word of the Day

Apophthegm (noun)


A concise saying or maxim, an aphorism.

I have to say I love it just for the ‘phth’ combination! Although the US English drops the ‘ph’.

Example sentences

“He was always full of wise and wonderful apophthegms”

“It was a common apophthegm to hear that ‘many hands make light work'”

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