anapodoton

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀναπόδοτον (anapódoton), alternative spelling of ἀνανταπόδοτον (anantapódoton), neuter of ἀνανταπόδοτος (anantapódotos), from ἀν- (an-, not) + ἀνταποδίδωμι (antapodídōmi, I give back, correspond with)

Noun[edit]

anapodoton (countable and uncountable, plural anapodota)

Examples (anapodoton)

If you only knew …
When in Rome
If the shoe fits
When the cat's away

  1. (uncountable, rhetoric) The rhetorical device in which a main clause is implied by a subordinate clause, without mention.
  2. (countable, rhetoric) An instance of anapodoton.

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