epicheirema

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

Definition of epicheirema

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

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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


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