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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Definitions for epexegesis

  1. the addition of a word or words to explain a preceding word or sentence.
  2. the word or words so added.

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Citations for epexegesis
But you did establish personal contact? In epexegesis or on a point of order? James Joyce, Finnegan's Wake
One of the most striking peculiarities of colloquial speech in Dutch, and of natural free talk in general, is what is called epexegesis. Jan Gonda, Selected Studies
Origin of epexegesis
Epexegesis, a late Renaissance word, is derived from the Greek epexḗgēsis meaning explanation.