epanodos

[ ih-pan-uh-dos ]
/ ɪˈpæn əˌdɒs /

noun Rhetoric.

the repetition of a group of words in reverse order.
the recapitulation of the main ideas of a speech, especially in the reverse order.
the resumption of the main thread of a speech after a digression.

Nearby words

  1. epagoge,
  2. epagogic,
  3. epaminondas,
  4. epanalepsis,
  5. epanaphora,
  6. epanorthosis,
  7. eparch,
  8. eparchy,
  9. epaulet,
  10. epaulette

Origin of epanodos

1580–90; < Greek epánodos recapitulation, rising, return, equivalent to ep- ep- + an(a)- ana- + (h)odós way, road, path

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