paralipsis

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παράλειψις(paráleipsis, omission), from παραλείπω(paraleípō, I pass over), from παρά(pará, by, near) + λείπω(leípō, I leave).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˌpæ.ɹəˈlɪp.sɪs/, /pæ.ɹə.leɪp.sɪs/
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Noun[edit]

Examples

paralipsis (plural paraleipses)

  1. (rhetoric, linguistics) A figure of speech in which one pretends to ignore or omit something by actually mentioning it, as in: "I will not speak of my adversary's scandalous venality and rapacity, his brutal conduct, his treachery and malice". [from 16th c.]
    • 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
      These negatives are a paraleipsis: what cannot be done to the soul can be done to the body.
    • 2008, Alisa Lebow, First Person Jewish, p. 60:
      Oxenberg tells us twice that she does not talk about the sister who died. She fools no one with this paralipsis […].
    • 2016, Slate, 2 November:
      What's left to consider? I am loath to bring up Trump's paralipsis.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

< Ancient Greek παράλειψις(paráleipsis)

Noun[edit]

paralipsis

  1. (rhetoric) paraleipsis

Declension[edit]

Inflection of paralipsis (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative paralipsis paralipsikset
genitive paralipsiksen paralipsisten
paralipsiksien
partitive paralipsista paralipsiksia
illative paralipsikseen paralipsiksiin
singular plural
nominative paralipsis paralipsikset
accusative nom. paralipsis paralipsikset
gen. paralipsiksen
genitive paralipsiksen paralipsisten
paralipsiksien
partitive paralipsista paralipsiksia
inessive paralipsiksessa paralipsiksissa
elative paralipsiksesta paralipsiksista
illative paralipsikseen paralipsiksiin
adessive paralipsiksella paralipsiksilla
ablative paralipsikselta paralipsiksilta
allative paralipsikselle paralipsiksille
essive paralipsiksena paralipsiksina
translative paralipsikseksi paralipsiksiksi
instructive paralipsiksin
abessive paralipsiksetta paralipsiksitta
comitative paralipsiksineen

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Spanish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

paralipsis f (plural paralipsis)

  1. (rhetoric) paraleipsis