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

 

gnomic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈnəʊmɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊmɪk//
 
(formal)
 
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(of a person or a remark) clever and wise but sometimes difficult to understand Word Origin early 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