apodosis

[ uh-pod-uh-sis ]
/ əˈpɒd ə sɪs /

noun, plural a·pod·o·ses [uh-pod-uh-seez] /əˈpɒd əˌsiz/.

the clause expressing the consequence in a conditional sentence, often beginning with then, as “then I will” in “If you go, then I will.”Compare protasis(def 1).

Origin of apodosis

1630–40; < Late Latin < Greek: a returning, answering clause, equivalent to apo(di)dó(nai) to give back (apo- apo- + didónai to give) + -sis -sis
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Examples from the Web for apodosis

  • Here we regularly have the Indicative in both Protasis and Apodosis.

    New Latin Grammar|Charles E. Bennett
  • The apodosis (qu'est-ce que je ferais) is omitted and only the protasis is expressed.

    Contes Franais|Douglas Labaree Buffum
  • The Subjunctive in the Apodosis of conditional sentences of this type is of the Potential variety.

    New Latin Grammar|Charles E. Bennett
  • The apodosis of an implied condition: 'If you prayed for me, the fire would rise'.

British Dictionary definitions for apodosis

apodosis
/ (əˈpɒdəsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)

logic grammar the consequent of a conditional statement, as the game will be cancelled in if it rains the game will be cancelledCompare protasis

Word Origin for apodosis

C17: via Late Latin from Greek: a returning or answering (clause), from apodidonai to give back
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