Epanorthosis Ep`an*or*tho"sis, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; 'epi` + ? to set right again; ? again + ? to set straight.] A figure by which a speaker recalls a word or words, in order to substitute something else stronger or more significant; as, Most brave! Brave, did I say? most heroic act! [1913 Webster]

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  • Epanorthōsis — (v. gr.), 1) (Med.), Wiederherstellung, Wiedereinsetzung von Theilen in die frühere Lage; 2) (Rhet.), so v.w. Correctio; 3) Ermahnung zum Guten; bes. die Schlußrede, worin die Zuhörer zu etwas Gutem ermahnt werden; daher Epanorthotisch, ermahnend …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Epanorthosis — (griech., »Wiederherstellung«), Ermahnung zum Guten, daher der diese enthaltende Teil einer Predigt. Epanorthotisch, Besserung bewirkend, erbaulich …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Epanorthosis — Epanorthosis, griech., Berichtigung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Epanorthosis — An epanorthosis is a figure of speech that signifies emphatic word replacement. The example thousands, no, millions! is a stock example. More often, however, epanorthosis signifies immediate and emphatic self correction, and as such often follows …   Wikipedia

  • epanorthosis — noun immediate rephrasing for intensification or justification Seems, madam! Nay, it is • Hypernyms: ↑rhetorical device * * * ˌnȯ(r)ˈthōsə̇s noun ( es) Etymology: Late Latin …   Useful english dictionary

  • epanorthosis — /ep euh nawr thoh sis/, n., pl. epanorthoses / seez/. Rhet. the rephrasing of an immediately preceding word or statement for the purpose of intensification, emphasis, or justification, as in Seems, madam! Nay, it is; I know not seems. [1570 80; < …   Universalium

  • epanorthosis — noun A rhetorical device or element in which a speaker or writer retracts a word that has been spoken and substitutes a stronger or more suitable word; often done for emphasis or sarcasm. <!Needs illustration by example (not usage example of… …   Wiktionary

  • epanorthosis — ep·a·nor·tho·sis …   English syllables

  • epanorthosis —   n. Rhetoric, emphatic substitution of more correct or stronger term …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • epanortosis — (del lat. «epanorthōsis», del gr. «epanórthōsis», verificación) f. *Figura retórica que consiste en rectificar o ampliar una expresión inmediatamente después de usarla. ≃ Corrección. * * * epanortosis. (Del lat. epanorthōsis, y este del gr.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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