epicheirema

noun ep·i·chei·re·ma \ˌepəˌkīˈrēmə\
variants: less commonly

epichirema

\ˌepəˌkīˈrēmə\

Definition of epicheirema

plural

epicheiremata

\-rēmətə, -rem-\ also

epichiremas

  1. :  a syllogism in which some statement supporting one or both of the premises is introduced with the premises themselves

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Origin and Etymology of epicheirema

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


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