palilogia

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

palilogia

  1. (rhetoric) Deliberate repetition of a word or a phrase for the sake of emphasis.
    • 1970, Macdonald Critchley, Aphasiology and other aspects of language
      First, there is palilogia, which is an idiosyncrasy of certain rhetoricians and public speakers who deliberately repeat a word or phrase or sentence for the sake of emphasis.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pali- +‎ -logia

Noun[edit]

palilogia f (plural palilogie)

  1. palilogy (repetition of a word for rhetorical effect)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παλιλογία (palilogía, palilogy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

palilogia f (genitive palilogiae); first declension

  1. palilogy

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative palilogia palilogiae
Genitive palilogiae palilogiārum
Dative palilogiae palilogiīs
Accusative palilogiam palilogiās
Ablative palilogiā palilogiīs
Vocative palilogia palilogiae

Descendants[edit]

  • English: palilogy

References[edit]