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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A figure of orthography, consisting in writing a letter double which is usually written single, as, in Greek τοσσ, σ1ός for τοσός.
  • n. In rhetoric, repetition of a word or name for the sake of emphasis: as,“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets,” Mat. xxiii. 37. Also called epizeuxis.

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  • JM enjoyed discovering 'diplasiasmus - n. - the incorrect doubling of a singgle sic letter' (fully sic!)

    October 18, 2010