Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday February 5, 2013
1. the addition of a word or words to explain a preceding word or sentence.
2. the word or words so added.
But you did establish personal contact? In epexegesis or on a point of order?
-- James Joyce, Finnegan's Wake
One of the most striking peculiarities of colloquial speech in Dutch, and of natural free talk in general, is what is called epexegesis.
-- Jan Gonda, Selected Studies
Epexegesis, a late Renaissance word, is derived from the Greek epexḗgēsis meaning explanation.