Alternative forms 
From Ancient Greek ἀναφορά (anaphora, “a carrying back”), from ἀνά (ana, “up”) + φέρω (pherō, “I carry”).
- IPA: /ænəˈfɔɹə/, /ənˈæfəɹə/
anaphora (plural anaphoras or anaphors or anaphora)
“Mad world! Mad kings! Mad composition!” - Shakespeare
|Examples (expression referring to a preceding expression)
That's John's car. He [referring to "John"] won't want to see you sitting on it [referring to the car].
John had a drink. So did [referring to "had a drink"] Mark.
John had been feeling rather dehydrated. Mark was even more so [referring to "dehydrated"].
- (rhetoric) The repetition of a phrase at the beginning of phrases, sentences, or verses, used for emphasis.
- (linguistics) An expression that can refer to virtually any referent, the specific referent being defined by context.
- (linguistics) An expression that refers to a preceding expression.
- Plural form of anaphor
- Plural form of anaphora
Derived terms 
Usage notes 
- In linguistics, the terms anaphor and anaphora are sometimes used interchangeably, although in some theories, a distinction is made between them. See the Wikipedia article.
- (reference to something previously mentioned): endophora
Coordinate terms 
repetition of a phrase used for emphasis
linguistics: expression that refers to another expression
See also