proleptic

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Etymology[edit]

prolepsis +‎ -ic

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɹoʊˈlɛptɪk/

Adjective[edit]

proleptic (comparative more proleptic, superlative most proleptic)

  1. Of a calendar, extrapolated to dates prior to its first adoption; of those used to adjust to or from the Julian calendar or Gregorian calendar.
  2. Of an event, assigned a date that is too early.
  3. (rhetoric) Anticipating and answering objections before they have been raised; procataleptic.

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  • 1989, W. Paul Jones. Theological Worlds Abingdon Press, Nashville, p. 151:
    In World Two, Jesus can be seen as the proleptic event, giving promise of God's vindication of creation in and through history.

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