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epexegesis

[ep-ek-si-jee-sis] /ɛpˌɛk sɪˈdʒi sɪs/
noun, plural epexegeses
[ep-ek-si-jee-seez] /ɛpˌɛk sɪˈdʒi siz/ (Show IPA).
Rhetoric
1.
the addition of a word or words to explain a preceding word or sentence.
2.
the word or words so added.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Greek epexḗgēsis explanation. See ep-, exegesis
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British Dictionary definitions for epexegeses

epexegesis

/ɛˌpɛksɪˈdʒiːsɪs/
noun (rhetoric) (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1.
the addition of a phrase, clause, or sentence to a text to provide further explanation
2.
the phrase, clause, or sentence added for this purpose
Derived Forms
epexegetic (ɛˌpɛksɪˈdʒɛtɪk), epexegetical, adjective
epexegetically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Greek; see epi-, exegesis
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Word Origin and History for epexegeses

epexegesis

n.

"words added to convey more clearly the meaning intended," 1620s, from Greek epexegesis, from epi "in addition" (see epi) + exegeisthai "to explain" (see exegesis).

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