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Meaning of GNOMIC

Pronunciation:  'nowmik

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  relating to or containing gnomes; "gnomic verse"

GNOMIC is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gnom"ic\, Gnomical \Gnom"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf.
F. gnomique. See {Gnome} maxim.]
Sententious; uttering or containing maxims, or striking
detached thoughts; aphoristic.

      A city long famous as the seat of elegiac and gnomic
      poetry.                                  --G. R. Lewes.

{Gnomic Poets}, Greek poets, as Theognis and Solon, of the
   sixth century B. C., whose writings consist of short
   sententious precepts and reflections.

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