Definitions

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  • n. restatement, a form of parallelism where an idea is repeated and the only change is in the way it is stated.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ἐξεργασία (exergasia, "working out, completion"), from ἐξεργάζομαι (exergazomai, "to work out, finish"), from ἐξ (ex, "out") + ἔργον (ergon, "work")

Examples

  • ( "Horæ Hebraicæ et Talmudicæ", Dissertatio vi, Dresden, 1733, vol. I, p. 1252), though erring in that he calls it absurd to speak of iambs and hexameters in Hebrew poetry, deserves the credit of having first drawn up the canons of parallelism, which he calls exergasia

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