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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 Hesiodic poems fall into two groups according as they are didactic (technical or gnomic) or genealogical: the first group centres round the "Works and Days", the second round the "Theogony".
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.
A paean to the film as a manifestation of gnomic text, Le Livre d'Image jettisons conventional storytelling and structure in favor of mashing up snippets of imagery assembled in magpie style from the archival history of 20th-century film and 19th-century literature.
Flood effectively argues a role for Thomas beyond that of articulating 'gnomic folk wisdom' (p.
Maybe Mattis just didn't get the memo, but Trump's own response on that occasion was less dramatic, and even rather gnomic. Asked whether he planned to attack North Korea, he only said "We'll see." That is the response of a poker-player, not the berserker he often pretends to be.
The remaining untitled works, even more gnomic in nature than the Demeter paintings, emit a muted, pre-distressed glow.
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.
Later chapters follow a similar path, with memorable accounts of the author visiting Agnes Martin in New Mexico--the painter's 'odd, gnomic' conversation is said to be both 'assertive and tentative at once'--and of Crimp's brief romance with Ellsworth Kelly.
There is a tradition of didactic and gnomic writing to be found in all cultures.
Nameless characters, neutral locations; librettos in which lovers and enemies alike converse in gnomic aphorisms.