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from Latin dictērium a witty saying, bon-mot, in sense associated with Latin dictum, but in form like Gr. δεικτήριον a place for showing, a pulpit
From: The Anatomy of Melancholy
What It Is, With all the Kindes, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes, & Severall Cures Of It
By Democritus Junior (Robert Burton), 1676
Part. 3. Sect. 2 Cure of Love-Melancholy. P. 357
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