Etymology
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epistrophe (n.)

1640s, from Late Latin epistrophe, from Greek epistrophe "a turning about, twisting, a turning (of affairs), a moving up and down," from epi "upon" (see epi-) + strophe "a turning" (from PIE root *streb(h)- "to wind, turn"). In rhetoric, a figure in which successive phrases are followed by the same word of affirmation; also used in music. Related: Epistrophic.

updated on July 20, 2017

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Definitions of epistrophe from WordNet

epistrophe (n.)
repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.;
Synonyms: epiphora
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