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anadiplosis

[an-uh-di-ploh-sis]
noun Rhetoric.
repetition in the first part of a clause or sentence of a prominent word from the latter part of the preceding clause or sentence, usually with a change or extension of meaning.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin < Greek, equivalent to anadiplō-, variant stem of anadiploûsthai to be doubled back + -sis -sis. See ana-, diplosis

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anadiplosis (ˌænədɪˈpləʊsɪs)
 
n
rhetoric repetition of the words or phrase at the end of one sentence, line, or clause at the beginning of the next
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek: repetition, from anadiploun to double back, from ana- + diploun to double]

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anadiplosis
"repetition of an initial word," 1580s, from L., from Gk. anadiplosis, from anadiploesthai "to be doubled back," from ana "back" + diploun "to double."
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