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apothegm (APUH them)
Thing uttered.

An apothegm is a succinct, declarative saying that affirms a general truth or doctrine and tends to be more practical in nature than an aphorism: "Nobody, they say, is a hero to his valet" (Goethe).

It is also defined as a terse saying that embodies an important truth, e.g., "Haste makes waste."

This entry is located in the following units: apo-, ap-, aph- (page 4) Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group A (page 17)