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Derived forms apothegmatic (ˌapothegˈmatic) (ˌæpəθɛgˈmætɪk
adjective or ˌapothegˈmatical
Word origin of 'apothegm'Gr apophthegma, a terse, pointed saying < apophthengesthai < apo-, from + phthengesthai, to utter