variants or palillogy
plural -es
: repetition of a word for emphasis (as in Isaiah 38:19 "the living, the living, he shall praise thee")

Word History


Late Latin palilogia, from Greek palillogia, recapitulation, from palin again, back + -logia

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“Palilogy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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