Battology
Battology Bat*tol"o*gy (b[a^]t*t[o^]l"l[-o]*j[y^]), n. [F. battologie, fr. Gr. battologi`a; ba`ttos; a stammerer + lo`gos speech.] A needless repetition of words in speaking or writing. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • battology — index tautology Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • battology — needless repetition in speaking or writing, c.1600, from Gk. battologia a speaking stammeringly, from battos stammerer, of imitative origin, + logia (see LOGY (Cf. logy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • battology — noun /baˈtɒl.ə.dʒi,bæˈtɑː.lə.dʒi/ Continual unnecessary reiteration of the same words, phrases, or ideas. Logomachy, battology, jingling of words, are all these fine speeches! …   Wiktionary

  • battology — См. battologìa …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • battology — battologist, n. battological /bat l oj i keuhl/, adj. /beuh tol euh jee/, n. wearisome repetition of words in speaking or writing. [1595 1605; < Gk battología (bátt(os) stammerer + o O + logia LOGY)] * * * …   Universalium

  • battology — Tiresome and repetitive talking …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • battology —   n. an unnecessary repetition.    ♦ battological, a.    ♦ battologize, v.i.    ♦ battologist, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • battology — battologist, n. battological /bat l oj i keuhl/, adj. /beuh tol euh jee/, n. wearisome repetition of words in speaking or writing. [1595 1605; < Gk battología (bátt(os) stammerer + o O + logia LOGY)] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Repetition — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Repetition >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 iteration iteration reiteration harping recurrence succession run Sgm: N 1 battology battology tautology Sgm: N 1 monotony monotony tautophony …   English dictionary for students

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