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gno·mic

 (nō′mĭk)
adj.
Marked by aphorisms; aphoristic: gnomic verse; a gnomic style.

gnomic

(ˈnəʊmɪk; ˈnɒm-) or

gnomical

adj
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) consisting of, containing, or relating to gnomes or aphorisms
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of or relating to a writer of such sayings
ˈgnomically adv

gno•mic1

(ˈnoʊ mɪk, ˈnɒm ɪk)

adj.
of, pertaining to, or resembling a gnome.
[1805–15]

gno•mic2

(ˈnoʊ mɪk, ˈnɒm ɪk)

also gno′mi•cal,



adj.
1. like or containing gnomes or aphorisms.
2. pertaining to or noting a writer of aphorisms, esp. any of certain Greek poets.
[1805–15; < Greek gnōmikós. See gnome2, -ic]
gno′mi•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gnomic - relating to or containing gnomes; "gnomic verse"
Translations

gnomic

[ˈnəʊmɪk] ADJgnómico

gnomic

[ˈnəʊmɪk] adj [remark] → gnomique

gnomic

[ˈnəʊmɪk] adj (liter) → gnomico/a
References in periodicals archive ?
The preceding stanza is comprised, except for its last line, of aphorisms attributable to the narrator, reflecting in gnomic present tense on life in general: Life's simple in such crisis situations and so on.
In other cases, the present tense appears to refer to the narrator's present, as in the following passage which goes from the past to the gnomic present and to what reads like Ollie's situation at the time of narrating: "There was plenty of overtime.