[ ploh-see ]
/ ˈploʊ si /

noun Rhetoric.

the repetition of a word or phrase to gain special emphasis or to indicate an extension of meaning, as in Ex. 3:14: “I am that I am.”

Origin of ploce

1580–90; earlier ploche < Late Latin plocē < Greek plokḗ plaiting, akin to plékein to plait Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019