- the addition of a word or words to explain a preceding word or sentence.
- the word or words so added.
Origin of epexegesis
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- the addition of a phrase, clause, or sentence to a text to provide further explanation
- the phrase, clause, or sentence added for this purpose
Word Origin for epexegesis
C17: from Greek; see epi-, exegesis
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