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anaphora
 
SYLLABICATION:a·naph·o·ra
PRONUNCIATION:  -nfr-
NOUN:1. The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs; for example, “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills” (Winston S. Churchill). 2. Linguistics The use of a linguistic unit, such as a pronoun, to refer back to another unit, as the use of her to refer to Anne in the sentence Anne asked Edward to pass her the salt.
ETYMOLOGY:Late Latin, from Greek, from anapherein, to bring back : ana-, ana- + pherein, to carry; see bher-1 in Appendix I.
OTHER FORMS:ana·phoric (n-fôrk, -fr-) —ADJECTIVE
 
 
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