Figure Name palinodia
Source Bullinger (1898) ("palinodia; or, retracting")
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Synonyms retracting
Etymology Gr. "a song repeated a second time;" hence a "retracting" of a former one.
Type None
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1. Approval of one Thing after reproving for another Thing... The Figure is used when, having spoken against or reproved any person or thing, we speak well of him or it. (Bullinger, 938)


1. Examples may be found in some of the Epistles to the Seven Churches.

EPHESUS: Rev. 2:6, after the reproof of verse 4 and 5.

SARDIS: Rev. 3:4 and 5, after the reproof of verse 1.

In the Old Testament, examples may be seen in 2 Chron. 15:17, 19:3. Ps. 89:33; 106:8, 44. (Bullinger, 938)

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Last Editor Ioanna Malton
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