Definition of gnomic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnəʊmɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊmɪk//
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(of a person or a remark) clever and wise but sometimes difficult to understand Word Originearly 19th cent.: from Greek gnōmikos (perhaps via French gnomique), from gnōmē ‘thought, judgement’, (plural) gnōmai ‘sayings, maxims’, related to gignōskein ‘know’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gnomic