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aphorism Explained

aphorism at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


aphorism at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

aphorism at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] formal [Date: 1500-1600; Language: French; Origin: aphorisme, from Late Latin, from Greek aphorismos 'definition, aphorism', from aphorizein 'to define']// a short phrase that contains a wise idea// -- aphoristic/[zB024]f[hA353]r[hA366]st[hA366]k[hA36B]/ adj //

aphorism at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Terse formulation of any generally accepted truth or sentiment conveyed in a pithy, memorable statement. The term was first used in the Aphorisms of Hippocrates, a long series of propositions concerning disease and the art of healing. Aphorisms were used especially in dealing with subjects for which principles and methodology developed relatively late, incl. art, agriculture, medicine, jurisprudence, and politics, but in the modern era they have usually been vehicles of wit and pithy wisdom. Celebrated modern aphorists include F. Nietzsche and O. Wilde.

APHORISM at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

o drop
to fall
to go down
to decreasexia4 yu3rainyxia4 mian5below
the following
belowxia4 mian4 qing3 kan4please see belowxia4 ma3dismount a horsexia4 chi3bottom teethji1(surname)bu4(negative prefix)
nobu4 yi1vary
differbu4 yi1 din

aphorism at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

77 Moby Thesaurus words for "aphorism":
abridgment, adage, ana, analects, apothegm, axiom, bon mot,
boutade, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, brocard,
byword, catchword, collected sayings, conceit, crack,
current saying, dictate, dictum, distich, epigram, expression,
facetiae, flash of wit, flight of wit, gibe, gnome, golden saying,
happy thought, maxim, moral, mot, motto, nasty crack, oracle,
persiflage, phrase, pithy saying, play of wit, pleasantry, precept,
prescript, proverb, proverbial saying, proverbs, quip,
quips and cranks, repartee, retort, riposte, rule, sally, saw,
saying, scintillation, sentence, sententious expression, sloka,
smart crack, smart saying, snappy comeback, stock saying,
stroke of wit, sutra, teaching, text, truism, turn of thought,
verse, wisdom, wisdom literature, wise saying, wisecrack,
witticism, word, words of wisdom

Aphorism at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Aphorism \Aph"o*rism\, n. [F. aphorisme, fr. Gr. ? definition, a
short, pithy sentence, fr. ? to mark off by boundaries, to
define; ? from + ? to separate, part. See {Horizon}.]
A comprehensive maxim or principle expressed in a few words;
a sharply defined sentence relating to abstract truth rather
than to practical matters.

The first aphorism of Hippocrates is, ``Life is short,
and the art is long.'' --Fleming.

Syn: Axiom; maxim; adage; proverb; apothegm; saying; saw;
truism; dictum. See {Axiom}.

aphorism at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a short pithy instructive saying [syn: {apothegm}, {apophthegm}]

aphorism at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » frm Inter: term » lang=frm|aphorisme, from Inter: etyl » LL. Inter: term » lang=la|aphorismus, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » ἀφορισμός||pithy phrase containing a general truth|tr=aphorismos|lang=grc, from Inter: term » ἀφορίζω||I define, mark off or determine|tr=aphorizō|lang=grc, from Inter: term » ἀπό||off|tr=apo|lang=grc + Inter: term » ὁρίζω||I divide, bound|tr=horizō|lang=grc, from Inter: term » ὅρος||boundary|tr=horos|lang=grc.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈæ.fə.ɹɪzm̩/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • An original laconic phrase conveying some principle or concept of thought.


    * See also Category: Wikisaurus:saying -

    Related terms

    * aphorist
    • aphoristic


      Inter: trans-top » short phrase conveying some principle or concept of thought
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|афоризъм|m|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|aforisme|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|格言|tr=géyán|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|aforismus|m, Inter: t- » cs|aforizmus|m
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|aforisme|c
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|aforismi, Inter: t- » fi|mietelause
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|aphorisme|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Aphorismus
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|απόφθεγμα
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|פתגם
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|aforizma

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|kjarnyrði|n, Inter: t+ » is|spakmæli|n|p, Inter: t- » is|orðskviður|f|p
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|aforisma
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|格言|tr=かくげん, kakugen
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|aforisme|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|aforismo|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|aforism, Inter: t- » ro|aforisme|n|p
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|афоризм|m|tr=aforízm
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|афоризам|m
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|aforizam|m
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|aforizem|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|aforismo|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|aforism|c
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|афоризм|m|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * adage
    • apophthegm
    • maxim
    • Category: :Category:English aphorisms -

      External links

      * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
    • Inter: R:OneLoo » k

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