epexegesis

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ἐπεξήγησις (epeksḗgēsis), from ἐπεξηγέομαι (epeksēgéomai, I explain in detail), from ἐπί (epí, addition) + ἐξηγέομαι (eksēgéomai, I narrate, describe)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛpˌɛksɪˈdʒisɪs/

Noun[edit]

epexegesis (plural epexegeses)

  1. (rhetoric) An additional explanation or explanatory material.

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References[edit]

  • The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
  • Silva Rhetoricae