apodosis

noun

apod·​o·​sis ə-ˈpä-də-səs How to pronounce apodosis (audio)
plural apodoses ə-ˈpä-də-ˌsēz How to pronounce apodosis (audio)
: the main clause of a conditional sentence compare protasis

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek, from apodidonai to give back, deliver, from apo- + didonai to give — more at date

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apodosis was in 1604

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Cite this Entry

“Apodosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apodosis. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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