[ ep-uh-nuh-lep-sis ]
/ ˌɛp ə nəˈlɛp sɪs /
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a repetition of a word or a phrase with intervening words setting off the repetition, sometimes occurring with a phrase used both at the beginning and end of a sentence, as inOnly the poor really know what it is to suffer; only the poor.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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British Dictionary definitions for epanalepsis
/ (ɪˌpænəˈlɛpsɪs) /
rhetoric the repetition, after a more or less lengthy passage of subordinate or parenthetic text, of a word or clause that was used before
Derived forms of epanalepsisepanaleptic, adjective
Word Origin for epanalepsis
C16: from Greek, from epi- + ana- + lēpis taking, from lambanein to take up
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