palilogy

noun
pa·​lil·​o·​gy
variants: or palillogy \ pəˈliləjē \
plural -es

Definition of palilogy

: repetition of a word for emphasis (as in Isaiah 38:19 “the living, the living, he shall praise thee”)

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History and Etymology for palilogy

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

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“Palilogy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palilogy. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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