epicheirema

noun

ep·​i·​chei·​re·​ma
variants or less commonly epichirema
ˌepəˌkīˈrēmə
plural epicheiremata
-rēmətə,
-rem-
also epichiremas
: a syllogism in which some statement supporting one or both of the premises is introduced with the premises themselves

Word History

Etymology

Latin & Greek; Latin epichirema, from Greek epicheirēma, from epicheirein to endeavor, attempt to prove, from epi- + cheir hand

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“Epicheirema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epicheirema. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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