gnome gnome
 nome or no'-mee from Gk. gnonai “to know”

  One of several terms describing short, pithy sayings. Others include adage, apothegm, maxim, paroemia, proverb, and sententia.


A stitch in time saves nine.

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Sources: Peacham (1577) U3r; Putt. (1589) 243 ("gnome," "director")

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