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Apothem


AP'OTHEM, noun [Gr. from, and word. It would be eligible to reduce this harsh word to apothem ]

A remarkable saying; a short, sententious, instructive remark, uttered on a particular occasion, or by a distinguished character; as that of Cyrus, 'He is unworthy to be a magistrate, who is not better than his subjects; ' or that of Cato, men by doing nothing, soon learn to do mischief.