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This is a linguistic term, but what is it derived from? Does anyone knows its etymology? ~R.G

It sounds like it comes from Greek ῥῆμα (rhema) saying, word, in Grammar verb, maybe influenced by french. - 14:20, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Greek 'Pῆμα, (as the origin of RHEME) refers to a saying, as you state, implying coherent communication. In Scripture it is often used for Divine communication, from ῥeō (to flow) and erō (to say, fut.); and it stands in contrast with the sense of LOGOS, (the expression of the inward). [1] That reference should explain this in more accurate definition. Andrew H. Gray 19:17, 20 October 2015 (UTC) Andrew (talk)

  1. ^ name='Liddle & Scott', Greek-English Lexicon.