Gnom"ic (?), 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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