From: "Eric Boyd" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Subject: Re: virus: Why swim? Date sent: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 19:24:07 -0400 Send reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Wade T.Smith <email@example.com> writes:
> I just found 'apothegm'. I like it better than 'maxim'.
Sounds like thick, sticky throat mucous to me.
> Main Entry: ap·o·thegm
> Pronunciation: 'a-p&-"them
> Function: noun
> Etymology: Greek apophthegmat-, apophthegma, from apophthengesthai to
> speak out, from apo- + phthengesthai to utter
> Date: circa 1587
> : a short, pithy, and instructive saying or formulation : APHORISM
> - ap·o·theg·mat·ic /"a-p&-theg-'ma-tik/ adjective
> It is also probably related to apotheosis -- (1) a perfect example or
> (2) elevation to the rank of a God.
> Good word, but I think it's too obscure to be used.