Gnomic Poets, Greek poets, as Theognis and Solon, of the sixth century B. C., whose writings consist of short sententious precepts and reflections.

(Gnom"ic*al), a. [See Gnomon.] Gnomonical. Boyle.

(Gnom"ic*al*ly), adv. In a gnomic, didactic, or sententious manner.

(Gno`mo*log"ic Gno`mo*log"ic*al) a. Pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling, a gnomology.

(Gno*mol"o*gy) n. [Gr. judgment, maxim + discourse: cf. F. gnomologie.] A collection of, or a treatise on, maxims, grave sentences, or reflections. [Obs.] Milton.

(Gno"mon) n. [L. gnomon, Gr. one that knows, the index of a sundial. See Gnome.]

1. (Dialing) The style or pin, which by its shadow, shows the hour of the day. It is usually set parallel to the earth's axis.

2. (Astron.) A style or column erected perpendicularly to the horizon, formerly used in astronomocal observations. Its principal use was to find the altitude of the sun by measuring the length of its shadow.

3. (Geom.) The space included between the boundary lines of two similar parallelograms, the one within the other, with an angle in common; as, the gnomon bcdefg of the parallelograms ac and af. The parallelogram bf is the complement of the parallelogram df.

4. The index of the hour circle of a globe.

(Gno*mon"ic Gno*mon"ic*al) a. [L. gnomonicus, Gr. : cf. F. gnomonique. See Gnomon.] Of or pertaining to the gnomon, or the art of dialing.

Gnomonic projection, a projection of the circles of the sphere, in which the point of sight is taken at the center of the sphere, and the principal plane is tangent to the surface of the sphere. "The gnomonic projection derives its name from the connection between the methods of describing it and those for the construction of a gnomon or dial." Cyc. of Arts & Sciences.

(Gno*mon"ic*al*ly) adv. According to the principles of the gnomonic projection.

(Gno*mon"ics) n. [See Gnomonic.] The art or science of dialing, or of constructing dials to show the hour of the day by the shadow of a gnomon.

(Gno"mon*ist) n. One skilled in gnomonics. Boyle.

(Gno`mon*ol"o*gy) n. [Gnomon + -logy. Cf. Gnomonology.] A treatise on gnomonics.

(Gnos"co*pine) n. [Gr. gignw`skein to know + E. opium?] (Chem.) An alkaloid existing in small quantities in opium.

(||Gno"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. gnw^sis.] (Metaph.) The deeper wisdom; knowledge of spiritual truth, such as was claimed by the Gnostics.

(Gnos"tic) a.

Gnomic to Go

(Gnom"ic Gnom"ic*al) a. [Gr. fr. : cf. F. gnomique. See Gnome maxim.] Sententious; uttering or containing maxims, or striking detached thoughts; aphoristic.

A city long famous as the seat of elegiac and gnomic poetry.
G. R. Lewes.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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