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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 classic literature ?
The "Precepts of Chiron" was a didactic poem made up of moral and practical precepts, resembling the gnomic sections of the "Works and Days", addressed by the Centaur Chiron to his pupil Achilles.
1): `If a man sow evil, he shall reap evil,' indicates a gnomic element, and the note by Proclus (7) on "Works and Days" 126 makes it likely that metals also were dealt with.
If before going to the d'Urbervilles' she had vigorously moved under the guidance of sundry gnomic texts and phrases known to her and to the world in general, no doubt she would never have been imposed on.
Maybe Mattis just didn't get the memo, but Trump's own response on that occasion was less dramatic, and even rather gnomic.
On social media, Barca players took to making gnomic statements along the lines of, "No one gets out of here alive", or, at least, with their ambitions intact.
There is a tradition of didactic and gnomic writing to be found in all cultures.
He had begun working on it two months earlier, but distractions abounded, including marrying his girlfriend, Sara Lownds, and divorcing his bandleader, Levon Helm, who was tired of playing second snare to a capricious 24-year-old who was just as gnomic instructing his musicians as he was in his inscrutable lyrics.
Nameless characters, neutral locations; librettos in which lovers and enemies alike converse in gnomic aphorisms.
Michaela Eichwald's first solo show in Los Angeles bore a gnomic title-"quo vadis gnothi sauton and cui bono"--that was the result of three phrases in Greek and Latin jammed together: "Where are you going?
The Introduction does not provide an explanation as to why certain poems were selected from these editions, while others were excluded, although Robert Bjork's division into four generic categories--metrical charms, gnomic and proverbial poetry, wisdom poetry, and lyric and elegy--reveals a default selection scheme.
INTRODUCTION: West syndrome is a rare epileptic disorder in infants, children and adults, characterized by triad of infantile spasm, path gnomic EEG pattern and developmental regression.
Among specific topics are the social utility of literature, the theater audience and the adjudication process, old versus new in late fifth-century Athens, bodily functions, and autonomous and gnomic quotations.