sen-ten'-ti-a L. “judgment, maxim”
the sage sayer

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

See Also
Sources: Ad Herennium 4.17.24; Putt. (1589) 243 ("sententia," "the sage sayer"); Day 1599 99

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