aporia

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin aporia, from Ancient Greek ἀπορία (aporía), from ἄπορος (áporos, impassable), from ἀ- (a-, a-) + πόρος (póros, passage).

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aporia (plural aporias)

Examples (rhetoric)

But, how can I describe the beauty of the desert?

  1. (rhetoric) An expression of deliberation with oneself regarding uncertainty or doubt as to how to proceed.
    • 2012, Andy Martin, ‘Text Messenger’, Literary Review 404:
      Meanings are superposed in an aporia – not ‘either/or’, but ‘and/and’.
  2. (philosophy) An insoluble contradiction in a text's meaning; a logical impasse suggested by a text or speaker.

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Ancient Greek

Noun[edit]

aporia f (plural aporie)

  1. aporia

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Verb[edit]

aporia

  1. first-person singular conditional of apor
  2. third-person singular conditional of apor