PRONUNCIATION: (ep-uh-nuh-LEP-sis)

MEANING: noun: A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is repeated after intervening text. Example: "The king is dead, long live the king!"

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek epanalepsis, from epi- (upon) + ana- (back) + lepsis (taking hold). Earliest documented use: 1584.

USAGE: "What's it called if a word that appears at the beginning of a sentence is repeated at its end? Epanalepsis. Think of Brutus's speech at the funeral of Julius Caesar (in Shakespeare's revision, of course): 'Hear me for my cause, and be silent that you may hear: Believe me for mine honor, and have respect to mine honor, that you may believe.'" -- Bryan A. Garner; For the Word Lovers; ABA Journal (Chicago); May 2013.


IPANALEPSIS - toothpaste used at the beginning of the day and at the end