Origin of enthymeme
Examples from the Web for enthymeme
In the bald, simple forms here set down, the syllogism and enthymeme are hardly suited to delivery in speeches.Public Speaking|Clarence Stratton
The Enthymeme is a syllogism from Probabilities or Signs;77 the two being not exactly the same.Aristotle|George Grote
Aristotle used Enthymeme in the wider sense of an elliptically expressed argument.
One form of enthymeme is so common in modern rhetoric as to deserve a distinctive name.
Moreover the premises of an enthymeme are likely to rest on opinion rather than on axioms.Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance|Donald Lemen Clark
British Dictionary definitions for enthymeme
Word Origin for enthymeme
Word Origin and History for enthymeme
"a syllogism in which one premise is omitted," 1580s, from Latin enthymema, from Greek enthymema "thought, argument," from enthymesthai "to think, consider," literally "to keep in mind, take to heart," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + thymos "mind" (see fume (n.)).