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  1. aphoristnoun

    someone who formulates aphorisms or who repeats aphorisms


  1. aphoristnoun

    A person who writes or recites aphorisms.


  1. aphorist

    An aphorism (from Greek ἀφορισμός: aphorismos, denoting 'delimitation', 'distinction', and 'definition') is a concise, terse, laconic, or memorable expression of a general truth or principle. Aphorisms are often handed down by tradition from generation to generation. The concept is generally distinct from those of an adage, brocard, chiasmus, epigram, maxim (legal or philosophical), principle, proverb, and saying; although some of these concepts may be construed as types of aphorism. Often, aphorisms are distinguished from other short sayings by the need for interpretation to make sense of them.


  1. aphorist

    An aphorist is a person who composes, writes, or speaks aphorisms - brief observations or statements containing a general truth or wise insight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aphoristnoun

    a writer or utterer of aphorisms

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aphorist in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aphorist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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