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.
/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
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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