Figure Name hermeneia
Source Bullinger (1898) ("hermeneia; or, interpretation")
Earliest Source None
Synonyms interpretation, explanation
Etymology None
Type None
Linguistic Domain

1. Repetition for the Purpose of Interpreting what has been already said... This figure is so-called because, after a particular statement the explanation follows immediately to make more clear what has been less clearly. (Bullinger, 429)


1. Ps. 77:19.- After saying
"Thy way is in the sea,
And thy path in the great waters,"
the interpretation is added:
"And thy footsteps are not known." (Bullinger, 429)

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Last Editor Ioanna Malton
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