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APOPHTHEGM (from the Gr. It rogOey ya)

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 195 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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APOPHTHEGM (from the Gr. It rogOey ya), a short and pointed utterance. The usual spelling up to Johnson's day was apothegm, which Webster and Worcester still prefer; it indicates the pronunciation—i.e. " apothem "—better than the other, which, however, is more usual in England and follows the derivation. Such sententious remarks as " Knowledge is Power " are apophthegms. They become " proverbs " by age and acceptance. Plutarch made a famous collection in his Apophthegmata Laconica.
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APONEUROSIS (Gr. limb, away, and vei pov, a sinew)
APOPHYGE (Gr. aaoda yit, a flying off)

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